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Ever Gleaming

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Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons at this popular holiday exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Admission is free. Donations are welcomed.

Event Information

Nov 13 - Dec 11 | Thursday through Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM *
Dec 14 - Dec 30 | Tuesday through Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM *

Health & Safety Guidelines

Return Policy

* The Wisconsin Historical Museum is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25), Christmas Eve (Dec 24), Christmas Day (Dec 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec 31), and New Year’s Day (Jan 1).


The Wisconsin Historical Museum's ever-popular holiday exhibit returns for the first time in two years! Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons in 1960s America, and how they now serve as a window into innovative mid-century design and nostalgic family holiday traditions. Wander through a "forest" of aluminum Christmas trees, explore the history of the Ever Gleam, and experience a replica 1960s living room.

Ever Gleaming tells 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 of all. This year's exhibit features original trees and artifacts, and a spotlight on the rare trees that collectors seek out today. You can step into this history and take a throwback holiday picture in a replica living room from the trees’ 1960s heyday, providing the perfect backdrop for holiday cards and Instagram posts.


Cost

Included in the Museum's admission. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

SUGGESTED DONATION

Adult: $5
Child (5-12): $3



About the Location

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits, and the museum store; located on Madison's Capitol Square.

Wisconsin Historical Museum

30 N Carroll St

Madison, WI 53703



Accessibility

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the box office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

Event Information

Nov 13 - Dec 11 | Thursday through Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM *
Dec 14 - Dec 30 | Tuesday through Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM *

Health & Safety Guidelines

Return Policy

* The Wisconsin Historical Museum is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25), Christmas Eve (Dec 24), Christmas Day (Dec 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec 31), and New Year’s Day (Jan 1).


The Wisconsin Historical Museum's ever-popular holiday exhibit returns for the first time in two years! Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons in 1960s America, and how they now serve as a window into innovative mid-century design and nostalgic family holiday traditions. Wander through a "forest" of aluminum Christmas trees, explore the history of the Ever Gleam, and experience a replica 1960s living room.

Ever Gleaming tells 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 of all. This year's exhibit features original trees and artifacts, and a spotlight on the rare trees that collectors seek out today. You can step into this history and take a throwback holiday picture in a replica living room from the trees’ 1960s heyday, providing the perfect backdrop for holiday cards and Instagram posts.


Cost

Included in the Museum's admission. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

SUGGESTED DONATION

Adult: $5
Child (5-12): $3



About the Location

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits, and the museum store; located on Madison's Capitol Square.

Wisconsin Historical Museum

30 N Carroll St

Madison, WI 53703



Accessibility

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the box office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

Products specifications
Event TypeSpecial Experiences
LocationWisconsin Historical Museum
Event TypeGeneral Admission
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