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 This is year five for the DIHS supported Philip Simmons Art Show at Daniel Island School. Third and eighth graders fabricate their vision of the famed craftsman’s iron work.  Photos courtesy of Lee Ann Bain, DIHS Community Outreach Director.  For more pictures go to our Facebook page. Here’s a link to blog entries about past Simmons art shows at DI School, Philip Simmons Elementary and Simmons Middle...

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There’s a lot of truth in the cliche “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  Frequently digging into local history reveals that truth.  We got the latest glimpse of that Tuesday night (April 17)  with Citadel professor Amanda Mushal’s fascinating presentation  “A Handsome Assortment of the Newest Fashions: The Businesswomen of Antebellum King Street”. What was it like to do...

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KING STREET SHOPPING OVER TIME


Posted By on Apr 14, 2018

      We’ve all shopped on King Street….haven’t we?  Those of us who have been doing it a while realize the transformation of the last dozen years.  Sure, it’s really bustling now but there are a lot more chain stores shoving out long time local merchants. Have you ever wondered what it was like in the 1850’s?  It was still Charleston’s prime retail corridor but...

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBERT DANIELL


Posted By on Mar 21, 2018

At our March 20 program “Homes of the Lords Proprietors and Governors of Carolina” historian Robert Stockton packed in a lot of information culminating with a look at Daniel Island’s own Robert Daniell.  For those of you who missed the program or those who wanted another look at the Daniell information, here’s another look at the slides from Stockton’s presentation:         Click on...

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 On April 17 (7pm, Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive) Dr. Amanda Mushal will present “A Handsome Assortment of the Newest Fashions: The Businesswomen of Antebellum King Street”. In the years before the Civil War, King Street emerged as Charleston’s main shopping district. Women especially visited its shops to peruse the latest styles in everything from laces and bonnets to wall hangings, furniture, and such new...

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