22nd Annual Winefest

The 22nd Annual Winefest will be held August 16th! With over 100 different wines, great food and live entertainment, you will want to be sure to get your ticket today

Visit The Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga Boarding House

Experience this living history treasure which was a home away from home for many Basque immigrants as they transitioned from the Basque Country to Idaho. Tours now available daily.

Boise's Basque Immersion Preschool

A group of parents and educators with pride in the Basque heritage and a desire to see their children, as well as generations to come, learn the Basque language, made that dream a reality.

Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women

Now open! Celebrate the fortitude and strength of Basque Women in our latest exhibit. A catalog of the exhibit is also available in our Gift Store.

Explore Our Collections

Explore collections of Basque artifacts representing thousands of years of rich history and culture. The Basque Museum & Cultural Center brings to life the triumphs and struggle of the Basque people with many stories from the U.S. as well as their homeland.


Tuesday, Jul 23|7:37 am

The Mission of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.


Euskara Workshop for Beginners 8/8

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Basque Museum

This 1 day Euskara Workshop will introduce you to the Basque language and give you the skills needed to use Euskara in your travels....from the Basque Country to the Basque Block!

22nd Annual Winefest

5:30pm - 9:00pm

Basque Block

22nd Annual Winefest TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Use code ardoa19 to get the your 4th ticket free! (One valid when buying bundles of 4)    

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Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House

The Jacobs family home began being used as a Basque boardinghouse in 1910 and functioned in that capacity until 1969. First rented by the Galdos, Bicandi, and Uberuaga families, it was finally purchased by the Uberuagas in 1928 for the sum of $2,000.

Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women

Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women is now open! Join us in celebrating the quiet fortitude of Basque women in the American West.

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Boiseko Ikastola Preschool

Boiseko Ikastola features a unique curriculum that focuses on language acquisition and the development of reading, writing and math skills. Designed for both Basque and non-Basque children, all classes are taught in the Basque language, which the young students learn easily.


In June of 2005, the Department of Education conducted an education mission to the Basque Country. The purpose of the mission was to acquaint the delegation of Idaho teachers with the culture and history of the Basque Country and to reinforce the linkages that continue to connect families and communities in the Basque Country to the State of Idaho.

Language Classes

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers classes in Euskara, the Basque language.

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