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.

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.

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.

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

Events

Kantari Afaria - Biotzetik Basque Choir fundraising dinner

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Basque Center

Biotzetik Basque Choir presents its annual fundraising dinner, Kantari Afaria, on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Basque Center.  The evening begins at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails.  Dinner, prepared by Chef Jesus Alcelay, will be served at 7 p.m.  The evening includes a short performance by the choir and features both live and silent auctions.  Tickets for the event are $40 each.  Seating is limited!  For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the choir at basquechoir@gmail.com or talk to any choir member!  Thank you for your support.

Basque Mythology and Symbolism

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Basque Museum

For this month's 2nd Thursday Educational Presentation, join cultural anthropologist Nikki Gorrell from the College of Western Idaho on March 12th at 6 pm for a presentation on the fascinating mythology, folklore, funerary traditions, and symbolism of the Basque Country. The Museum is proud to offer this event to the public, free of charge.  

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Exhibitions

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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Resources

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.

Learn

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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Collections & Research