Evergleams on Eighth Trolley to the Trees - 5pm
Name: Evergleams on Eighth Trolley to the Trees - 5pm
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Evergleams on Eighth is back for the 3rd year!
Mid-century Manitowoc, WI was known as the 'Aluminum Capital of the World' most notably for cookware. In 1959, a new product emerged. The 'space-aged' Aluminum Christmas tree was just what the modern family was looking for! Aluminum Specialty Company, located in Manitowoc, became the leader with their Evergleam brand, producing over 4 million trees in the next 10 years! Trees came in 5 sizes: 2', 4', 6' 7' & 8'. The most common color being silver, but gold, gree, pink and blue were also available. Each year new variations were also introduced, as were complimentary products, such as color wheels and rotating tree stands and wall decor. As the market demand increased, so did the competition, including another one right here in Manitowoc, Mirro! In all, over 40 other companies produced trees in all price ranges and qualities. By the mid 1960s the Aluminum Tree had lost some of the shine, as people decided to get back to basics and observe a less commercialized holiday. Aluminum Trees were rarely considered 'collectible' until recently, so this private collection of nearly 300 Evergleam trees is quite special, and we believe it might possibly be the Largest in the World! Featured will be many uniquely different trees and multiple color wheels and rotating stands...all for your enjoyment! Grab a map at any location where you see a tree or make a copy of the one below or make a reservation on the 'Trolley to the Trees' that will be running on Saturday, December 1st or December 15th, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00pm for an in depth tour that will include even more history and lots of fun facts...so prepare to be aluminized!