Hayes Easter Egg Roll honors president who started it at White House


Children concentrate as they participate in the Hayes Easter Egg Roll at the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio. The annual family activity re-creates a White House tradition started by 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes, who in 1878 opened the White House lawn for use by neighborhood children after Congress passed a law forbidding youngsters from playing on the grounds of the Capitol.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hayes Presidential Center Egg Roll