The Battleship Texas Commission was established in 1948 to preserve and enhance the Battleship TEXAS and was the major player in bringing the ship to the Lone Star State.
In 1998 the Commission was renamed the Battleship Texas Foundation. Today, the Foundation exists as an advocate for the TEXAS, and to help develop the historic ship into a premier hands-on museum and visitor attraction.
The Battleship Texas Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife in it's mission. Donations and sponsorships make a direct impact on the success of Battleship Texas programs, including restoration, preservation, tours and education.
The Battleship Texas Foundation assists with the following ongoing preservation efforts and educational outreach programs:
- Providing financial support for the restoration and promotion of the Battleship Texas, in cooperation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Operating and organizing educational tours, such as the Overnight Program
- Increasing public awareness of the USS Texas history as well as her current and future preservation needs
- Assisting in sustaining an active veterans affairs program