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“Cupid’s Richest Captive”—George Vanderbilt’s engagement

Posted on 04/10/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 1898 announcement of George Vanderbilt’s engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was a leading topic in newspapers of the era. At age 36 and the only unmarried son of William Henry...

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Play Ball!

Posted on 04/03/2014 by Judy Ross

Among the first signs of spring in 1924 was the opening of the new McCormick Field for the Asheville Skylanders (now the Asheville Tourists) baseball club. At Biltmore, the spring of 1924 was also...

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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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Photographing Fall Color at Biltmore

Posted on 10/18/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

Asheville photographer Sandra Stambaugh has photographed Biltmore’s gardens and landscapes for more than 20 years. We asked her to share some of her favorite spots on the estate where you...

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Biltmore’s Sunflowers - More Than Just Pretty Faces

Posted on 06/10/2013 by Judy Ross

Summer visitors are always in awe of the acres of sunflowers by the road to Antler Hill Village—these beauties bloom from July through Labor Day. Besides serving as a visual treat, the...

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