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The Vanderbilt Family

Wedding gifts befitting a Vanderbilt

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and the Honorable John Francis Amherst Cecil drew guests from around the world. The Cecils also received an array of wedding gifts, from antique...

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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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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s...

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A special bond

Posted on 03/06/2015 by Jean Sexton

Chauncey Delos Beadle began working at Biltmore as nursery supervisor under the direction of Frederick Law Olmsted in 1890—five years before Biltmore House and its surrounding gardens were...

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A springtime stay at Biltmore

Posted on 02/25/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

While George Vanderbilt put great thought into every detail of Biltmore, there’s one aspect of the home he placed in importance above all others: hospitality. Biltmore was designed for guests,...

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