The Mission of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.
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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 is now open! Visit our gallery to learn about the Basque history of California.
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!
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.