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The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons in 1960s America, and how they now serve as a window into both innovative mid-century design and nostalgic family holiday traditions. Joe Kapler will detail the story of the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, who introduced the “Evergleam” aluminum Christmas tree in 1959. In the decade that followed, aluminum trees became wildly popular in American homes, and the Evergleam was the most popular brand of all.


Joseph Kapler

Joe Kapler received a BA from Loras College (Iowa), an MA in American history from Marquette University, and an MA in museum studies from Eastern Illinois University. Joe interned in several states, spent three years at the Public Museum of ... read more

Date: Wed, Dec 7

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Joseph Kapler

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:386

Registration opens Tue, Aug 16.

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