Help Restore the Basque Mural

After more than eighteen years, the Basque Mural is in dire need of repair. Help us revive the mural!

VISIT the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House

Experience this home away from home for many immigrants as they transitioned from the Basque Country to the many job opportunities in Idaho.

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

First Thursday

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Join us for First Thursday – free admission, guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga House, and live music by local area musicians.  Don’t forget to check out our new exhibit Estereoskopiko, a collection of 100 year old photos from the Basque Country that require 3D glasses to view.  We also have a new hands on exhibit for children or children at heart!

First Thursday

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Join us for First Thursday - free admission, guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga House, and live music by local area musicians.  Don't forget to check out our new exhibit Estereoskopiko, a collection of 100 year old photos from the Basque Country that require 3D glasses to view.  We also have a new hands on exhibit for children or children at heart!

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Exhibitions

Estereoskopiko

Estereoskopiko features stereoscopic photographs taken a century ago by photographer, Jesús de Echebarria. With the use of 3D glasses the landscapes of the Basque Country in the early 1900s comes to life. Stop in to see this brand new exhibit, now open!

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.

Abertzaleak – Patriots: Sacrifice and Honor

This special exhibit honors the service of over 700 Basques who served for European countries and the US in various conflicts over the past 150 years. Abertzaleak opened November 2017 and will close in November 2019.

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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.

School Programs

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