Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the stories and strength of these Basque immigrant women.
Exhibit Grand Opening April 26

Eskerrik Asko Mural Donors

A heartfelt thank you to the many contributors and donors that made the Basque Mural new again!

Become a Volunteer

Join the BMCC family by becoming a volunteer today! A special Training and Appreciation event will be held February 28th, 6-8 PM at the Museum. See you there!

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

Exhibit Grand Opening "Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women"

6:45pm - 9:30pm

Basque Center & Basque Museum & Cultural Center

The journey of creating this exhibit, "Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Women" began over 20 years ago with Begonia Pecharroman. Continuing her work, the dedicated research of Begonia, Patty Miller, and the members of the Community History Project have brought this project to fruition. Please join us in this very special event and exhibit opening, honoring and recognizing those women who participated in this project and represent the strength of women of all backgrounds.

DANTZA a film by Telmo Esnal

7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Flicks

We are thrilled to present "Dantza", by Txintxua Films, showing on May 2, 2019. First Showing at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 to get food and snacks. GREAT NEWS! DANTZA is so popular, we sold out of one theater so we are releasing 90 more tickets to a 7:40pm showing on the same day - May 2.  

Idaho Gives!

12:01am - 11:59pm

Online

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Idaho's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

Song of the Basque 2

3:00pm - 12:00am

The Morrison Center

Join us Sunday, May 5 at 3 PM at the Morrison Center for the "Song of the Basque 2." This production is 70 years in the making, and is offered as a part of Boise Music Week!

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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 exhibit, it will close in April 2019.

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 April 2019.

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.

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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