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Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film

Posted on 08/18/2015 by Leeann Donnelly

This wedding dress worn by Emma Thompson in “Sense and Sensibility” will appear in “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” an exhibition of film costumes at Biltmore...

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Caring For a Fragile Part of Biltmore History

Posted on 08/17/2015 by Jean Sexton

If you have a set of fine china or crystal handed down in your family, you can imagine the care it takes to clean and preserve all the place settings and glasses in the Biltmore collection! There...

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A Musical Portrait

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Among the most eye-catching elements of the Oak Sitting Room are two John Singer Sargent portraits, each with a distinctly different feel. The demure woman in a silk gown is Mrs. Benjamin Kissam,...

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From valet to world traveler: a long life well lived

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Judy Ross

In researching people who worked for the Vanderbilts, our Museum Services staff uncovered a 1973 newspaper article in the Hendersonville Times-News about Wilfred George Shackley, who served as...

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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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