Mr. Simmons' 101st Birthday Celebration
Join us in celebrating the life of Philip Simmons!
From shoeing horses, designing/fabricating window grills, gates, stair railings, balconies and gazebos to being inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame and receiving the national heritage award that recognized him for being one of the “best” in his craft.

Click here to view the birthday postcard.

JUNE 8
OPEN HOUSE | HOME & WORKSHOP OF PHILIP SIMMONS

30 1/2 Blake Street

11am - 12pm
Tour Museum Home & Workshop and the wearable art by Art Access South Carolina

12 - 2pm
Introducing Barrettes - a collaboration of Sweetgrass clips by Emily Johnson and batik ribbons by Art Access South Carolina

2 - 2:30pm
Ironwork Demonstration - Carlton Simmons & Julian Williams

3 - 4:30pm
The making of the Philip Simmons Quilt presentation by Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, Educator/Lecturer/Fiber Artist


JUNE 9
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION | PHILIP SIMMONS GARDEN AT ST JOHN'S REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH

91 Anson Street

2 - 3pm
Tour of Church and Garden. Learn the history of the church and stroll through the topiary garden. Enjoy the Silent Auction and display of "Wearable Art" by Art Access South Carolina and Philip Simmons Foundation

3 - 4pm
Excerpts from "Fired Up and Focused" by the late Michael E Evans. Presented by members of the Philip Simmons family

4 - 5pm
Refreshments and silent auction




Hearts, Gates, & Grills Walking Tours
 Every fourth Saturday of the month, 4:00 to 6:00PM
An “up close” view and history of Simmons’ Ironworks in Ansonborough with Sandra Campbell, Licensed Tour Guide. Tour begins and ends at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church (91 Anson) in The Heart Garden with refreshments.
Reservations required: $25



Ironworks Demonstrations
Every Saturday, 2:00 PM
30 1/2 Black Street (between America and Drake Streets)

Come and watch the transformation of a piece of steel to art as the sparks fly in the workshop of Philip Simmons. Demonstrations every Saturday by Carlton Simmons (nephew) or Julian Williams (apprentice)


NEW! Iron Heart Wall Hangings

Hearts in iron are permanent! Shop our three new iron wall hangings below at the Philip Simmons Shop!

Egret Trivet
Laser cut design based on design by Philip Simmons.
$40 (8" x 8")


Heart Trivet
hand forged wrought iron
$100 (approx. 8" x 7" )

 

 

Heart Wall Hanging
hand forged wrought iron
$300 (approx 12" x 10")

Philip Simmons' Home is Now Open!

In preserving his legacy, the Philip Simmons Foundation has opened his home to the public as a museum house.

30 1/2 Blake Street
(Between America and Drake, and between Columbus and Cooper Streets)
Charleston, SC 29403

Hours:
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Spring-Summer)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Fall-Winter)

843.723.1259
843.571.6445 (office)
843.571.6435 (fax)

Read the Post & Courier's recent article about the museum opening by Robert Behre.

Need a unique and memorable gift?
Look no further! The Philip Simmons Shop has gifts to suit every occassion and every one! Click here to shop now!

For older news about Mr. Simmons, please click here to proceed to the About Mr. Simmons page.



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PHILIP SIMMONS' HOME IS NOW A MUSEUM!
In preserving his legacy, the Philip Simmons Foundation has opened his home to the public as a museum house.

30 1/2 Blake Street
(Between America and Drake, and between Columbus and Cooper Streets)
843.723.1259

Hours:
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Spring-Summer)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Fall-Winter)

PHILIP SIMMONS FOUNDATION HAS A NEW PRESIDENT!

The foundation has elected Elmer Gilliam, Jr. as the new president.
To read more, please click here to download the press release.


Click here to proceed to the Simmons Shop!

If you would like to contribute to The Philip Simmons Home and Workshop Fund, donations may be sent to:
Coastal Community Foundation
90 Mary Street
Charleston, SC 29403

(please make payable to
The Philip Simmons Home and Workshop Fund)





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hearts. Gates, Grills”
(Walking Tour every fourth Saturday) 

An “up close” view and history of Simmons’ Ironworks in Ansonborough with Sandra Campbell, Licensed Tour Guide. Tour begins and ends at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church (91 Anson) in The Heart Garden with refreshments.
Reservations: $25









 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc.
30 1/2 Blake Street, Charleston, SC 29403
843.723.1259 (house) | 843.571.6445 (office) | 843.571.6435 (fax)
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