A stately oak was the location chosen by the Rev. John Pierce and Isaac Crary for their discussions of the founding of the education system for the territory that was to become Michigan. A statue of the founders of public education was carved from the original oak tree in the 1970’s, after it was felled due to disease.
The carving is now housed in the main lobby at the Marshall Middle School. Admission is free, but you must check in at the school office before viewing the statue.