During the 19th century, Egg Rolls were a popular pastime in Washington, D.C. Originally held at the United States Capitol, and by some accounts first suggested by Dolley Madison, public egg rolls became a presidential tradition in 1878, with the first White House Egg Roll. Informal egg rolls, however, were held throughout the city during this period, and were perhaps even held at the Lincoln White House.
On Saturday, April 13, you can experience a 19th century egg roll as it was practiced during Lincoln's lifetime! All participants will receive a special wooden egg, and will be divided into age groups (Toddlers and Pre-K, Kindergarden - First Grade, Second - Third Grade, and Fourth - Fifth Grade) to roll their eggs to the finish line. Sign-ups will begin at 3:00pm, and races will begin to take place at 3:30pm! Children will also have the opportunity to receive balloons, have their faces painted, and visit the museum. This is a free event, but there are only 100 slots available for children. To secure your child's spot, please make certain to reserve your free ticket for a guaranteed spot in the races. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at email@example.com.