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Heritage Museum Hosting Aluminum Tree Exhibit


Last updated 11/17/2021 at 11:44pm

The Shiny Brite Forest displays the sparkling ornaments many remember from childhood.

The Aluminum Tree exhibit is now open at the Transylvania Heritage Museum.

This year, 20 vintage trees have been decorated with the colors and themes of the 1960s.

The original Aluminum Tree and Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum, better known as ATOM, began in 1991 when a friend gave Stephen Jackson (the original museum's curator) a tattered Aluminum Tree as a joke.

Remembering the silver tree from his childhood, Jackson threw a party and invited friends to bring the most aesthetically challen-ged ornaments they could find.

The gathering was a big hit.

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