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A Birthday for Edith Vanderbilt

Posted on 01/17/2014 by Leslie Klingner Comments(5)

In honor of the 141st anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday, we have been reflecting back on the festive days surrounding her arrival at Biltmore in 1898. Since George Vanderbilt had...

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A Father’s Love

Posted on 06/13/2013 by Leslie Klingner

George Vanderbilt as a Father Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the unique bond between fathers and children, and here at Biltmore we’re revisiting some of our favorite moments...

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Happy Birthday, Dear Edith

Posted on 01/17/2013 by Leslie Klingner Comments(1)

Today, January 17, is the 140th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday. In celebration of her life and legacy, we thought it would be fun to share some little-known stories about her....

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Nonsense and a Very Good Time

Posted on 01/08/2013 by Leslie Klingner

To mark the turning of 1901 into 1902, George and Edith Vanderbilt hosted a house party for 20 of the movers and shakers of Boston and New York society. Among the revelers that year were Larz...

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Christmas Wishes from Edith

Posted on 12/24/2012 by Leslie Klingner

On Christmas Eve of 1895, George Vanderbilt opened the doors of Biltmore House to welcome family and friends into his home for the first official time. The following day he invited the estate’...

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