Community outreach is a major focus here at the Daniel Island Historical Society and one of the ways we accomplish that goal is by working with area schools to help bring history alive for local kids.
We’ve been supporting annual Philip Simmons art shows for years where area third graders do their versions of the famed ironsmith’s work. Here’s a look at some of the Simmons-inspired work of third graders at, appropriately enough, Philip Simmons Elementary School under the guidance of arts teacher Jessica Moss.
And DIHS Community Outreach Director Lee Ann Bain has introduced a new element to local schools, the work and legacy of Dave the Potter. You can learn more about this 19th century slave at https://www.sciway.net/afam/dave-slave-potter.html. And here’s a look at how kids at Simmons Elementary made their versions of Dave’s work.
More art shows are on the schedule at Cainhoy Elementary and Simmons Middle School.
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