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Celebrating 100 years of Pisgah Forest

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Judy Ross

This May marks a significant milestone for both Biltmore and Pisgah National Forest: the 100th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt selling part of the estate to the U.S. government to create the first...

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The Presence of a President

Posted on 02/17/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(6)

Biltmore has had the privilege to welcome many notable people through this grand Entrance Hall, but the presence of a president has always been a rare honor. In recognition of Presidents' Day,...

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A Monument to Art Preservation

Posted on 02/07/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(5)

The new movie “The Monuments Men” starring George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Matt Damon, is based on a book of the same name by Robert Edsel. In his research and writing,...

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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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