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And the Oscar goes to. . .

Posted on 01/11/2016 by Judy Ross

As time for the Academy Awards approaches, we are drawn to details that make Oscar-winning films so memorable—including the extraordinary costumes that bring cinematic characters to life....

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The Inn celebrates 15 years with new Biltmore furnishings

Posted on 01/05/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(4)

While crystal or watches may be traditional gifts for a 15-year anniversary, the Inn on Biltmore Estate has decided to celebrate in a big way: installing new marble floors in the Lobby and new...

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Carrying on a wedding tradition: the Lee Family Veil

Posted on 01/04/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

What is the connection between Biltmore and Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis? Besides the obvious—two famous American families represented by the Vanderbilts and the Kennedys—there...

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More than a housekeeper—a central figure in Biltmore House

Posted on 06/25/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(3)

You may not realize it from her position, but one of the significant figures in Biltmore’s past is Emily Rand King, who served as housekeeper and head of staff for the Vanderbilts from 1897...

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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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