First Texas Volunteers or FTV, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Battleship Texas BB35, as well as educating the public on the ships rich history. FTV, in cooperation with Texas Parks and Wildlife and Battleship Texas Foundation, engages in active restoration and preservation projects throughout the year and plays host to Hard Hat Tours and special events for destiquished visitors. FTV members also serve as docents about the ship to engage with the general public, educating them on its history and answering their questions. All donations raised go to finance additional activities and restoration efforts aboard the ship. If you have money, time, or skills you would be willing to donate to the preservation of the Battleship Texas, let us know. We appreciate donations of any kind but we truly value volunteer manpower.