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Congratulations to our friends and partners at Philip Simmons Elementary and Philip Simmons Middle School for their re-certification by the Arts in Basic Curriculum Institute. DIHS helps both schools with programs involving, appropriately enough, art shows honoring Philip Simmons as well as curriculum material on Dave the Potter and other historical figures and custom History Trunks….part of outreach programs supported by the...

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One of the ways DIHS reaches out to the community is through programs with local schools. We donate books, sponsor projects like the History Trunk program, Philip Simmons Art Shows and introducing students to historical figures like Dave the Potter. Philip Simmons Elementary held its Art Show Tuesday, April 26….below are some pictures courtesy of Beth...

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Memories of Cain Simmons, nephew of Master Iron smith Philip Simmons, are now part of the Cainhoy Collective Oral History Collection…A DIHS project pursued win partnership with the College of Charleston and others. We also want to thank Carolina One for providing a conference room where intern/researcher Riley Conover could record Mr. Simmons’ reminiscences. Cain Simmons and Riley Conover Here are a few of the memories...

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PHILIP SIMMONS: FORGING A LEGACY


Posted By on Feb 23, 2022

In the current Daniel Island News, DIHS co-founder Beth Bush revisits why Philip Simmons is such an iconic figure on the Island and beyond. “Imagine a Daniel Island much different from the place we see today — where families are up with the sun to start collecting the day’s harvest, where homemade cast nets bring home meals from the surrounding rivers and creeks, where life is about making the most of what you have.    That is...

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Daniel Island native son Philip Simmons will be featured at the soon to open International African American Museum in Charleston. From a recent IAAM email…..”During a career that lasted nearly 80 years, Simmons fashioned more than 1,000 wrought iron pieces, including gates, benches, and decorative art. Simmons and his ironwork left a lasting mark throughout Charleston, found on homes, churches, and other buildings across...

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