Notable North Carolina Leture Series Philanthropic Families: The Vanderbilts

Ann Ashley, Vice President, The Biltmore Company

September 20, 2016 7:00 PM

The Vanderbilt legacy brought more to North Carolina than the iconic grandeur of Biltmore House, the largest private residence in America. In this first talk in our new lecture series to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped the Tar Heel State, Ashley will share how the Vanderbilts’ philanthropy and passion for the land and people of North Carolina influenced its physical and cultural landscape.

Following the presentation, signed copies of Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon (by Howard E. Covington Jr.)—which details William A. V. Cecil’s 35-year effort to turn the Biltmore Estate into one of the world’s most successful privately preserved historic sites—will be available for purchase. Samples from the Biltmore Estate Wine Company will also be available.

Visit to purchase tickets.

For information, call 919-807-7873.

NC Museum of History

5 East Edenton Street

Raleigh, NC 27601


Sponsored, in part, by the Raleigh News & Observer, with additional support from the Museum of History Foundation and the Museum of History Associates.