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.


Saturday, Mar 23|3:14 am

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


2019 Benefit Dinner

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Basque Center

Join us, Saturday April 6 at 6pm for our Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction at the Basque Center. Your attendance and support will benefit the Basque Museum & Boiseko Ikastola.

"Basque Art in the Twentieth Century: a difficult modernity" Presented by Ismael Manterola at BSU

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Boise State University, Education Building Room 110

Join us for the educational talk co-sponsored by BSU Basque Studies and the Basque Museum & Cultural Center.

Korrika 2019

11:00am - 2:00pm

Basque Museum

Join us for the 2019 Korrika Fun Run promoting the Basque Language, Euskara.

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.  

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Making Mortzilla

Visit our newest exhibit, Making Mortzilla, and listen to the sausage makers talk about this long held culinary tradition. The exhibit also includes large photographs of the Mortzilla making process. Making Mortzilla is open during our regular hours, Wednesday through Saturday, and will run until March 30, 2019. Visit today!


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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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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