Ever Gleaming: The Enduring Love Affair with the Aluminum Christmas Tree

Friday, November 24, 2017 - Saturday, January 13, 2018

EnlargeEvergleam Aluminum Christmas Trees

Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Trees

See Evergleams of all types and sizes in the museum's dazzling display.

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, with more than one million making their way into American homes. Relive holiday memories, pose for pictures in a replica 1960s living room, and see over two dozen Evergleams of all types and sizes in this display of shiny aluminum trees.

Related Programming

Learn the history behind the Aluminum Specialty Company and its Evergleam trees with Society curator Joe Kapler on December 9 from 1-2 pm. Click HERE for more information.


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.