Winefest 2021

Join us for an all new & improved Winefest 2021 - more food, more entertainment, more swag, and more fun!

Virtual Tour

Explore the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga Historic Boardinghouse and the Basque Block in this new and improved Virtual Tour, available in 4 languages!

Winefest Club!

Enjoy Winefest all year long! Join the Winefest Club!

Basques in California

Now open! Explore the deep roots of Basques within California's history, from explorers to modern times.

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.

VISIT THE MUSEUM

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Wednesday, Jul 28|3:11 pm

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

Events

Pintxo Pote at JUMP

4:00pm - 8:00pm

JUMP Share Studio

Pintxo Pote (Happy Hour!) with the Basque Museum at JUMP Share Studio! Try delicious pintxos and learn how they are made. Includes activities for the whole family and is a Free community event!

Fiber Frolic & Flywheel Fest

10:00am - 4:00pm

JUMP

Join the Basque Museum at this day-long festival in a celebration of wool and sheep in Idaho with educational booths, wool product vendors, kids crafts, food trucks, music, and a community art installation.

Winefest 2021

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Basque Museum

Winefest 2021 is right around the corner, save the date! Tickets go on sale July 15. Don't miss out on this new and improved Boise favorite!

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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.

Basques in California

Basques in California is now open! Visit our gallery to learn about the Basque history of California.

Estereoskopiko

Our popular exhibit, Estereoskopiko is back and now open to the public! The exhibit 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 favorite exhibit!

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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