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    Battleship Texas was decommissioned and commemorated as a museum and memorial on April 21st, 1948 – the day the Texas Republic won its independence 112 years before. Seven decades later and Battleship Texas still stands as mighty as the State for which she is named, and a symbol of US naval power.

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    Founded in 1998 as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, the Battleship Texas Foundation exists today as an advocate for Battleship Texas, and to help develop the historic ship into a premier hands-on museum and visitor attraction. August 1st, 2020, Battleship Texas Foundation began operating Battleship Texas on behalf of the State of Texas. Donations and sponsorships make a direct impact on the success of Battleship Texas programs, including restoration, preservation, tours, and education.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Battleship Texas Foundation is to preserve and enhance the Battleship Texas and develop this historic ship into a premier museum and visitor attraction.

    Our Board

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    Thomas J. Perich


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    Rey Gonzales


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    Brad Bouillion

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    Jimmy Burke

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    Anthony K. Gregory

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    Michael N. Pearson

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    Scott Rice

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    Thomas C. Wright

    Financial Information

    Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit and therefore has certain financial disclosure requirements. 501(c)3 non-profits must make their three most recent filings of Form 990 available to the public on request. Our 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Form 990 filings and our Exempt Organization Affirmation Letter are available here. Please note that the 2022 tax year (Sep 1, 2022 to Aug 31, 2023) has only just ended, so our 2022 Form 990 is not yet available.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors