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Biltmore Dairy: An Udderly Fascinating History

Posted on 05/14/2019 by Amy Dangelico

Imagine having a Vanderbilt for your milkman—flavoring your coffee with cream from the dairy of a multi-millionaire. It is enough to make one smack his lips and imagine the product is richer...

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Biltmore Gardens Railway: A Fun-For-All-Ages Experience

Posted on 05/10/2019 by Amy Dangelico

This summer, Biltmore Gardens Railway brings large-scale model railroads and handmade buildings connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt to two locations on the estate—the...

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Discover George Vanderbilt’s Railroad Ties

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Throughout history, no family has been more closely associated with the rise of the American railroad industry than the Vanderbilts. Theirs is a remarkable legacy, and one that would ultimately...

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Recreating a Masterpiece: Edith’s Boucheron Brooch

Posted on 04/01/2019 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

To create A Vanderbilt House Party, our Museum Services team worked with designer John Bright and his team at Cosprop, London, to recreate clothing worn by the Vanderbilts, including George and...

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Head Over Heels for Hats and Headpieces

Posted on 03/19/2019 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

For Edith Vanderbilt and her peers, the fashion demands of the Gilded Age included regular visits to their favorite milliners for stylish hats and headpieces to match every outfit and activity from...

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