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Bringing music to Biltmore House

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Judy Ross

Music has been part of Biltmor's life since George Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1895. The estate’s tradition of musical entertainment was ongoing, even though the Music Room itself wasn&...

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National Historic Landmark designation illustrates U.S. heritage

Posted on 05/01/2015 by Judy Ross

May 23 marks a Biltmore birthday: on that day in 1963, the estate was officially nominated as a National Historic Landmark. The original landmark designation 52 years ago was based on the theme...

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Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross

As part of our look back at the extensive renovation project that returned the Louis XV Suite to its current splendor six years ago this month, let’s take a moment to consider the namesake...

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Dressing Downton™ with Biltmore’s Floral Design Team

Posted on 04/13/2015 by Judy Ross

When you walk into the Salon during the Dressing Downton™ exhibit, right away you notice the striking purple ensemble—the one worn by Lady Violet Crawley during Season 1 of the PBS...

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Uncovering a life—based on a coat

Posted on 04/05/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

Recently, Biltmore’s Lenore Hardin, Associate Collections Manager, was cataloguing a servant’s livery coat from the Biltmore House collection when she discovered a label inside. It read,...

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