Monumental Task Committee, Inc. Announces GoFundMe Page, Bus Tour, Movie Night Fundraiser

NEW ORLEANS – The Monumental Task Committee, Inc.’s (MTC) Founder and President Pierre McGraw announced the organization has started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to preserve and protect four historic monuments being threatened with removal by the City of New Orleans: the Gen. Robert E. Lee monument at Lee Circle, the Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue at the entrance to City Park, the Confederate President Jefferson Davis monument at Jefferson Davis Parkway at Canal Street and the Battle of Liberty Place monument on Iberville Street.

         The goal amount for the MTC’s GoFundMe campaign is $125,000.

         According to McGraw, there are 150 true monuments and markers placed around New Orleans, and about 100 additional commemorative plaques and state historical markers that can also be found.

         His said his all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit Louisiana corporation wants to care for and preserve them all.

         View the GoFundMe page here


         McGraw said he will also be conducting a bus tour on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., designed to be an insider's view of 40 New Orleans monuments including learning about their history and MTC’s restoration efforts. The bus tour starts and stops at Morning Call in City Park, 56 Dreyfous Dr. There will be two breaks along the route.

         Tickets are $50 per person.

         Reserve your seat here


         MTC is bringing back its "Movie Night" Fundraiser to the Prytania Theater on Wednesday, October 26, with a screening of "The Barkleys of Broadway" starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

         Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and show time at 7:30 p.m.

         Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from an MTC board member or by email:


         For more information

         View video interviews with McGraw here



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