Lots of eggcitement for kids
The famous White House Easter egg roll traces its roots to Fremont, Ohio. It was 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes of Fremont who started the egg roll in 1878. The Hayes Presidential Center celebrates that historical fact with its Hayes Easter Egg Roll. The annual event takes place on the grounds of the Presidents Spiegel Grove estate from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 and is sponsored by Roots Poultry Inc. and Welly's Horseradish .
Children ages 3-10 are invited to compete in a variety of egg-rolling contests. Prizes are awarded in four age categories, and every child receives a balloon, a pass to the Hayes Home or Hayes Museum, and treats. Admission is three hard-boiled colored eggs for use in the contests. When the egg-rolling contests are finished, children are invited to participate in story time, face painting, corn-hole games, and visits by none other than the Easter Bunny.
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View History Day projects Saturday!
Student competitors are set to gather Saturday, March28 at Terra State College to demonstrate their knowledge of history and its consequences during the annual District 2 Ohio History Day. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center sponsors the event. The public can view student projects from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center.
National History Day is an educational program that strives to make history come alive for students in grades 6-12. Participating in National History Day teaches students the skills and techniques of a historian and allows them to discover new insights.
Each year a different theme is selected for History Day participants to research in their projects. This years theme is Leadership and Legacy in History. Winners of the District History Day competition advance to the state contest. State winners then advance to the national level.