The Beaufort-based author conducted in-depth research about the Vanderbilts for her contemporary historical novel.
On Aug. 22, 1900, Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt was born. The Asheville Citizen and other papers reported on the arrival of the newborn at the Biltmore Estate.
As the year comes to an end, Xpress asked a handful of local historians to reflect on who from Asheville’s past would have been best suited to manage the many challenges and tragedies our community faced in 2020.
In December 1895, the Biltmore Estate opened with a holiday bash. For years to come, houseguests continued to visit and leave behind recollections of their stay.