The Mission of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers classes in Euskara, the Basque language.