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

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

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.

The exhibit is viewable during the museum's open hours. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm. SPECIAL DECEMBER HOURS: Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 11 am-4 pm. Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Even, and New Year's Day.

Related Programming: Learn the history behind the Aluminum Specialty Company and its Evergleam trees with Society curator Joe Kapler on December 13 from 12:15-1 pm. Visit www.wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org/events for more information.

  • Times: 9AM to 4PM Tuesday thru Saturday, 11AM to 4PM Sunday, see event description for December hours
  • Admission: $5.00 Suggested donation for adults, $3.00 for children, Children under 5 free