Summer Hours - Come in!

New Date - October 24

Our Benefit Dinner & Auction has been postponed to October 24. Click the link for more info.

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.

VISIT THE MUSEUM

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

Events

Culture Coffee Break - online presentation!

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online

Grab a hot coffee or favorite beverage and tune in to ask your questions and learn more about what it means to be Basque in South America. Kylie Bermensolo, the Basque Museum's Education Specialist, will be joined by several of her colleagues from the 2019 Gaztemundu program. Tomas Vicente (Centro Vasco Euzko Alkartasuna in Macachin, Argentina), Inés Olazábal (Centro Vasco Gure Etxea in Tandil, Argentina), and Alfonsina Leranoz (Euskaltzaleak Beunos Aires) will be joining from Argentina and the Basque Country to discuss the differences and similarities between Basque Clubs and Culture in the United States and South America. This is sure to be a fun, relaxed conversation, and you are guaranteed to learn something new about the Basque diaspora! Event Registration in Description

What is Euskara? Online Presentation!

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Online

What is Euskara?! The language of the Basque people is ancient, unique, and beautiful. In this online presentation, we will discuss its history, some of its unique features, how you can learn Euskara yourself, and a couple of basics to get you going. The BMCC offers Euskara classes in the Fall and Spring if you would like to learn Euskara yourself! One of our long time Euskara instructors, Oihana Andion will guiding us through this presentation.

Happy Hour: What is the North American Basque Organization?

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Online

Grab your favorite beverage and join us as we meet Philippe Acheritogaray, president of the North American Basque Organization, or NABO. Maybe you have heard of NABO before, or maybe this is the first time, but discover how NABO makes an impact in your community in this online presentation.

2020 Annual Benefit Dinner

6:00am - 9:00pm

Join us for our annual benefit dinner & auction benefiting BMCC & Boiseko Ikastola -new date - October 24!

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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