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!



  • Occurred Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm


Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics.