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Viva Voce: Biltmore’s Oral History Program

Posted on 09/12/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Have you ever wondered how exactly our Museum Services department knows so much about life on the estate during the Vanderbilts' era? “Many of the documents in our archives are...

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On the Archivist’s Desk: A Century’s Worth of Records

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

Biltmore archivist Jill Hawkins is responsible for cataloging, managing, and preserving Biltmore’s historic records. With over a century’s worth of manuscripts, books, photographs,...

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Tracking, Polishing, Repairing: Behind the Scenes of Christmas at Biltmore

Posted on 11/14/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(8)

To say that decorating for Christmas at Biltmore is an enormous task would be an understatement. Of course, the amount of décor brought into the house is staggering, but have you ever...

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Carrying on a wedding tradition: the Lee Family Veil

Posted on 01/04/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(10)

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

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Preparing for a new exhibition

Posted on 12/02/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(7)

The Biltmore Legacy will be closed January 4 - February 11, 2016 to prepare for a new exhibition in conjunction with our Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film exhibition that will be...

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