Welcome to the website of the Monumental Task Committee, Inc. We are a group of volunteers that care deeply about the culture and history of New Orleans and seek to preserve that history through the monuments located here. Since 1989, we have been dedicated to the repair, restoration, preservation and maintenance of all the monuments in the city. MTC is fully incorporated in the state of Louisiana and has been granted a 501 (c)(3) status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. MTC uses only restoration techniques practiced by qualified professional conservators.


Want to get involved? There are many ways to support the Monumental Task Committee, Inc.:

scouts help


The Monumental Task Committee, Inc. has partnered with “The Friends of Margaret” and other neighborhood groups to restore the Margaret Haughery monument located at the corner of Prytania and Camp Streets. Learn More

Regarding the proposal to remove monuments from the city:

  • The MTC is an all-volunteer, non-political organization that has taken care of ALL New Orleans monuments for over 25 years.
  • The MTC does not support the removal of any city monuments, especially those that have graced the city’s landscape for over a century.
  • The MTC does not consider any of the city’s monuments to be “nuisances” as defined by the 1993 ordinance.
  • The MTC encourages the installation of new monuments to forgotten heroes or historic events.
  • The MTC supports the installation of interpretive plaques to aid in the ongoing discussion which puts the monument in a more current context.

Want to receive updates about the MTC's work and events? Sign up for our email newsletter here:


Stay Connected!
facebookconnecttwitter connect button

Statuesque New OrleansReceive a Discount on the book "Statuesque New Orleans" and Raise funds for the MTC

Ashley Merlin, local photographer, author and MTC Board member has recently published a stunning new book, Statuesque New Orleans. MTC members will receive a $5 discount on their purchase of the book, and Merlin will make a donation to the Monumental Task Committee, Inc.

Click Here to Order Your Copy Today!