History Sandwiched In Lecture

History Sandwiched In: The History of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

12:15-1 pm

EnlargePink evergleam aluminum Christmas tree

Pink evergleam aluminum Christmas tree, c. 1966

Source: Wisconsin Historical Museum object #2005.174.1.1

Aluminum Christmas trees became popular in the 1960s and a Wisconsin business, The Aluminum Specialty Company, became the largest manufacturer of these trees. Their tree, the Evergleam, became a remarkable success. Join Society Curator Joe Kapler to discover the history behind these trees, learn about their incredible resurgence in popularity, and hear how the Wisconsin Historical Society came to collect them. Be sure to view the Museum’s dazzling display of Evergleams after the presentation!

Bring a lunch to this informal lunch-and-lecture series.




Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.