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The Vanderbilt Museum, which sits on the family’s 43-acre estate named the Eagle’s Nest, houses William K. Vanderbilt II’s marine, natural history and ethnographic collections.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN | The private research university is so named to recognize Consuelo Vanderbilt's Great Grandfather Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt. The family's patriarch, who made his wealth in shipping and rail, provided Vanderbilt its initial one million dollar endowment despite having never been to the South.

Consuelo Vanderbilt's Uncle Cornelius Vanderbilt II. When he died in 1899 her father William K. Vanderbilt became leader of the family.

The Last Will and Testament of the Late William H. Vanderbilt with Portrait, published (1886) by Taggart & Miller, 1580 Broadway, New York. He was Consuelo Vanderbilt's grandfather. His will established sons Cornelius II and William K. as patriarchs of the family.

George Washington Vanderbilt II (November 14, 1862 – March 6, 1914) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family, which had amassed a huge fortune through steamboats, railroads, and various business enterprises. He built and owned Biltmore, the largest home in the United States.

Consuelo Vanderbilt | Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt (1794-1877) family patriarch, Consuelo's Great Grandfather. He died (Jan 4) two months before her birth (Mar 2). Despite having amassed great wealth and power, Commodore Vanderbilt's family had little social stature. Consuelo's mother Alva, while she was married to William K. Vanderbilt, made it her personal mission to change that -- and among other things, arranged for her only daughter to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

Gertrude Vanderbilt was born in New York City on January 9, 1875. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843–1899) and Alice Claypoole Gwynne (1852–1934) and a great-granddaughter of "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt. Gertrude Vanderbilt spent her summers in Newport, Rhode Island, at the family's mansion, The Breakers. At 21, she married Harry Paine Whitney, the Oil, tobacco and Banking Heir.

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Grace Graham Wilson Vanderbilt, aunt of May Goelet and the last Vanderbilt to serve as the hold the family position of Head of Society. She eloped with Cornelius Vanderbilt III, resulting in a long estrangement between father and son. Grace and Niely didn’t care and remained married (and presumably in love) for the rest of their lives.

Aarhus, Den Gamle By The Old Town in Aarhus, Denmark (Danish: Den Gamle By), is an open-air town museum consisting of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. In 1914 the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture

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