The renowned Aluminum Tree Museum (ATOM) will be on exhibit at the Transylvania Heritage Museum Nov. 11 through Dec. 23. This blast from the past will take you back in time to when these trees were all the rage.
More than 30 trees are decorated in various themes, while revolving color wheels spotlight both the tacky and outrageous, and the classic and tasteful. Many examples of the ultimate sustainable Christmas trees that were so chic in the 1950s are included.
ATOM has been featured in Southern Living, Money Magazine, The New York Times, and heard on National Public Radio and the BBC. In a region where people are adamant about protecting nature, ATOM strives to preserve the legacy of the distant cousin of our forest trees, the aluminum Christmas tree.
Be sure not to miss the Atomic Sisterhood, performing original ATOM carols on Dec. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. The museum is located at 189 W. Main St. in Brevard and has regular hours of Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.