ANnual Easter Egg Roll Saturday, March 28th

March 24, 2015

“From the South Lawn to the Back Lawn” A Presidential Eggstravaganza

Greeneville TN: The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in partnership with the Nathanael Greene Museum invites the young, and the young at heart, to participate in the annual “Easter Egg Roll” to be held on Saturday, March 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Andrew Johnson Homestead on Main Street in Greeneville, TN.
Have you ever wondered why we decorate eggs for Easter? Why do we look forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny? Why are eggs “rolled” on the White House lawn as a traditional Easter activity? These are only a few of the questions that will be explored during the event. Participants will decorate their own wooden eggs as they explore and discover the stories and lore behind all things Easter.
Directly following the egg decorating, participants will use their eggs as they take part in several egg-related games including spoon relays, an egg hunt, and of course the main event, the Easter Egg Roll! Prizes will be awarded by age group and no one will go home empty handed, so plan to be part of the “Presidential Easter Eggstravaganza”! The program is open to children ages 5-12.
“Our Seventeenth President had an important part in the making of an Easter tradition at the White House” stated Park Superintendent Lizzie Watts. “We are offering a family opportunity to learn more about both President Johnson and how his family enjoyed their leisure time.”
Located at 101 North College Street in Downtown Greeneville, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, please call 423-638-3551.