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George Vanderbilt: One of the Best Read Men in the Country

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

While other members of the Vanderbilt family were recognized for their lavish parties or successes in the stock market, when it came to George, the press instead focused on his love of learning and,...

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On the Archivist’s Desk: A Century’s Worth of Records

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Biltmore archivist Jill Hawkins is responsible for cataloging, managing, and preserving Biltmore’s historic records. With over a century’s worth of manuscripts, books, photographs,...

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On the Shelves of George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 01/04/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

The Library of Biltmore House is a favorite room among guests and employees alike. It also happens to be the room that best reflects George Vanderbilt’s intellect and personality. At the...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Roast Turkey

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This second video on our three-part series details a...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

Posted on 11/15/2016 by Sharon Bell

In Biltmore's Archives, a cherished diary detailing menus for luncheons and dinners served between Sepember 27 and December 31, 1904 is safely stored. Kept by estate cook Ester Anderson,...

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