1822 - 1822 – Public Education begins in Lancaster

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Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.397.4858 
Office@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector 
The Rev. Richard C. Bauer, Associate Rector

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Lancaster’s first public school David McNeely Stauffer, 1881. Courtesy of LancasterHistory Heritage Center Collection.

Public Education begins in Lancaster

Drawing on his experience as a director of public schools in Philadelphia, Muhlenberg was responsible for establishing public education in Lancaster, making it the second school district in Pennsylvania. A public school building was built on the south east corner of West Chestnut and Prince Streets for 600 pupils.

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Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.397.4858
Office@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector
The Rev. Shayna Watson, Associate Rector
The Rev. Glenn Miller, Priest Associate

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Sunday Mass 8:30 AM
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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan, Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania



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