Haystack Monument

c. 19th century
Bronze and marble
Erected 1867 (reinstalled 1928)
Artist unknown

The Haystack Monument commemorates the decision of five Williams students to become Christian missionaries while taking shelter during a storm under a haystack. They would go on to found the American missionary movement. The monument reads, “The Field is the World” and is topped by a globe, along with a representation of the haystack and the names of the missionaries. 

Located on Mission Park Drive.