Lunch & Learn: “Sparkle! The History of the Aluminum Christmas Tree”, December 6 @ 11:15 AM
Date & Time:
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Parking available at the Village on the Square | Humphrey Community Center
Lunch begins at 11:30am in the Community Room- Village on the Square. Presentation begins at 12:15pm. Cost: $14.36.
Call Tina at 262.965.7232 to purchase your ticket with a credit/debit card over the phone. Or buy yours online here.
A free version of this presentation without lunch repeats at 2:00 PM in the Community Room-Village on the Square.
The aluminum Christmas tree in all its space-age sparkling glory has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last several years due to its nostalgia factor and associations with the once-again-trendy stylings of mid-century modernism. With dozens of different manufacturers across the country, millions upon millions of aluminum trees were made and sold, with the first mass-produced and most popular brand, the Evergleam, coming out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Join Barb Bundy-Jost and Jordan Kabat, two avid collectors and organizers of Evergleams on Eighth in Manitowoc, for a one-hour presentation that features a full array display of 2′ Evergleam trees in every style and color manufactured by the company over their decade-long run. You’ll be treated to a crash course on the history of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas tree, the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, and the people that made this kitsch holiday decoration one of the biggest crazes of the 1960’s
Lunch menu –
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Shaved Brussels sprouts with apples, bacon, Parmesan and Balsamic-orange dressing.
Beef and pork meatballs in creamy gravy, served with mashed potato, pickled cucumbers and red currant preserves.
Please let us know if there is something on the menu you are allergic to and we can come up with an alternate. Contact Tine Rose at 262-965-7232 for this.