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Eugenia and Her Ornaments

Posted on 12/02/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

We are fortunate to have treasured stories from people who lived, worked or visited Biltmore throughout our history. These colorful recollections give us real clues to what life was like at the...

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Employee Christmas Tradition

Posted on 11/26/2013 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(1)

When Edith Dresser became Mrs. Vanderbilt in 1898, she added a special note of hospitality to holiday entertaining each year by organizing grand parties for estate employees. She ensured that all...

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Updating the Vanderbilts’ 1904 Thanksgiving menu

Posted on 11/18/2013 by Judy Ross

Thanksgiving is a food-focused holiday; a tradition as true today as it was in 1904 when George and Edith Vanderbilt celebrated the day with a multi-course dinner. In the Biltmore Archives, a...

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Behind the Scenes: Big Reveal Set For Fall

Posted on 08/09/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

Two rooms inside the 250-room Biltmore House – the Second Floor Living Hall and the Salon – will re-open this fall after the estate’s Museum Services team restores them to their...

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The Royal Bundle Revives a Biltmore Memory

Posted on 07/26/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

This week’s arrival of William and Kate’s baby – His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge – has us thinking back to the summer of 1996 when the child’s...

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