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 market 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, green, 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 décor.


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 1960’s 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, Dec. 1 or Dec. 15 at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 for an in depth tour that will include even more history and lots of fun facts...so prepare to be aluminized!
 

 

2018 18 Downtown Manitowoc Aluminum Trees

'Evergleams On Eighth' is Back

for it's 3rd Year in

Downtown Manitowoc!

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Reserve your seat on the date and time of your choice by clicking the link below. Seating is limited and are $10 each.