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Exploring George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 08/05/2015 by Jean Sexton

Even in Biltmore House, where so many rooms are filled with amazing collections of beautiful things, George Vanderbilt’s Library still shines as a special place. The collection of books...

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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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How Vanderbilt’s taste influences modern design

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Holly Clark

Our stunning new Legacy Rug Collection, hand-knotted in 100% New Zealand wool, is directly inspired by similar floor coverings in Biltmore House. These heirloom-quality rugs are sure to become...

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