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Lucky in Love: The Dresser Girls and Marriage

Posted on 05/31/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Ward McAllister, a well-known arbiter of New York society, once said of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser and her sisters: “Every one of those girls will marry splendidly and they will never have to...

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Vanderbilt Travels Railway: A One-of-a-Kind Train Display

Posted on 05/18/2017 by Amy Dangelico

From May 26 through September 4, Antler Hill Village is hosting Vanderbilt Travels Railway, a model train display highlighting George Vanderbilt’s travels with handcrafted architectural...

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Music strikes a chord at Biltmore

Posted on 05/17/2017 by Jean Sexton

On June 13, 1902 a very elegant newcomer arrived at Biltmore House by train from New York. You could say this special addition to the Vanderbilt household was truly made for Biltmore--and you'...

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Like Father, Like Son

Posted on 05/16/2017 by Jean Sexton

William Henry Vanderbilt, born in 1821, was one of three sons and eight daughters of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt. Although he was destined to follow the Commodore into the...

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The First Hostess of Biltmore: A Tribute to Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt

Posted on 05/15/2017 by Amy Dangelico

As the youngest of eight children, George Vanderbilt had a very close relationship with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. After his father’s death in 1885, it was George who took...

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