The First Lady's Commemorative Egg

For more than 40 years and on behalf of America’s egg farmers, the American Egg Board has presented the First Lady’s Commemorative Egg. This springtime tradition started in 1977 to First Daughter Amy Carter and continues today as a presentation to the First Lady of the United States during the White House Easter Egg Roll in the Diplomatic Reception Room inside the White House.

The egg itself is an actual chicken egg, typically an extra-large or jumbo size, that is crafted by a specialized egg artist who may be a member of the International Egg Art Guild. Eventually, these eggs can be housed at the respective presidential library, as administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. In some cases, these pieces of art become part of the First Lady’s personal collection.

Enjoy our collection of photographs from the presentations and a mix of both original and reproduced Commemorative Eggs from the last six decades.