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Centennial Celebrations: A Landmark, A Legacy

Posted on 08/15/2016 by Amy Dangelico

This year, we join the National Park Service in celebrating its centennial anniversary. With an emphasis on strict preservation, the National Park Service focuses on protecting natural and...

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Coming home to Biltmore

Posted on 08/15/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

The fate of George Vanderbilt’s visionary estate featuring Biltmore House set like a jewel amidst a breathtaking landscape might have been very different if Mr. Vanderbilt’s grandson...

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Packages of Pressed Flowers

Posted on 07/24/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt, George and Edith Vanderbilt’s only child, was born in August 1900. And with her arrival, Biltmore Superintendent Chauncey Beadle soon found himself nurturing...

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July Travels of George Vanderbilt

Posted on 07/14/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(4)

Many of us often think of late summer—July, in particular—as an ideal time for a getaway. Perhaps it’s an effect of the solstice, but there’s just something about the year...

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6 Biltmore Rooms Named After Artists

Posted on 07/12/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

Vanderbilt was an avid print collector who purchased more than 1,400 prints in his lifetime. Not only did he have personal friendships with leading artists of the era, he even named some of the...

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