The National Monuments Foundation’s mission is to create self-sustaining destination landmarks of national, historical and aesthetic relevance, as well as centers for cultural, civic and social activities for local and greater communities around the world.
Its Atlanta headquarters (within the Millennium Gate Museum, a 101-foot-tall arch based on the Arch of Titus in Rome) preserves and interprets Georgia history, art, culture and philanthropic heritage and highlights Georgia’s historical and aesthetic relevance to the United States and to the world. With the successful completion of the Prince of Wales’s Olympics Monument and its destination landmark, the Millennium Gate Museum, the Foundation has established its leadership role in the development public spaces. In 2006 the Foundation received the Palladio Award for best new public space in the United States. The Foundation’s commitment to classical design for urban spaces has attracted the attention of numerous leaders in cities around the world. These leaders desire to accomplish for their communities what the Millennium Gate Museum has done for Atlanta: versatile and energizing community plazas, state of the art education facilities and inspirational destinations that promote legacies of history, honor and hope.