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

Xabier Irujo presents "The Bombing of Gernika"

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Basque Museum

Visiting from the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Xabier Irujo will present and answer questions on his new book "The Bombing of Gernika". This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Volunteer Training

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Basque Museum

Come and join the Basque Museum & Cultural Center Volunteer & Docent Team! Volunteers and docents play a crucial role in the daily operation of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. From running the Museum Store, helping organize special events, or providing Tours for schools and visitors, there is a role for everybody. This training is your opportunity to come learn more about what it takes to be a BMCC Volunteer superstar!  This event is highly recommend for both current volunteers and those interested in becoming a volunteer.  

Music and Military Presentation at Warhawk Air Museum

10:00am - 11:30am

Warhawk Air Museum

Join Ray Mansisidor, WWII Veteran, pilot and accordionist, as he joins his friends in a presentation entitled, “Music and Military Campaigns over the Past Century.” Music for the troops and for the country has been such an important part of the history of the military. The group plans to provide you with a look back at some of the music that has continued to fill our lives and often has an emotional impact on us – taking us back to an event or place when we first heard it.  Jack Donohue, a masterful accordionist, now an Idaho resident originally from the east coast, is sure to captivate the crowd with his renditions of popular songs associated with military campaigns over the past 100 years. Ray Mansisidor, who is of Basque decent, will lead a group of local musicians and friends, in playing some ethnic songs associated with those eras.

1st Thursday Presentation - Music and Military Campaigns over the Past Century

6:45pm - 7:30pm

Basque Museum

We are excited to offer this special 1st Thursday Presentation on March 7th, starting at 6:45 PM. Join Ray Mansisidor, WWII Veteran, pilot and accordionist, as he joins his friends in a presentation entitled, “Music and Military Campaigns over the Past Century.” Music for the troops and for the country has been such an important part of the history of the military. The group plans to provide you with a look back at some of the music that has continued to fill our lives and often has an emotional impact on us – taking us back to an event or place when we first heard it.  Jack Donohue, a masterful accordionist, now an Idaho resident originally from the east coast, is sure to captivate the crowd with his renditions of popular songs associated with military campaigns over the past 100 years. Ray Mansisidor, who is of Basque decent, will lead a group of local musicians and friends, in playing some ethnic songs associated with those eras.  

March First Thursday

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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 exhibits and other programs we may add to the evening!

Korrika 2019

11:00am - 2:00pm

Basque Museum

Korrika is a race for the Basque language, Euskara. In the Basque country, participants will race over 2000 kilometers over 11 days in support of the Basque language.  This years race is all about "Klik", or taking  decisions. Decisions to learn Basque, speak Basque, and become more involved and aware. Join us in Boise, Idaho for this 2 mile "Fun Run" in support of the Basque Language. All proceeds go towards Euskara classes and events. Registration is $10 in advance, and $15 at the event.  Children 12 & under are $5. After the race, there will be a social gathering with food and drinks. Participants are encouraged to dress festive for this Fun Run! Registration and check-in will begin at 1030 and race starts at 11 AM from the Basque Museum at 611 Grove St, Downtown Boise.

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Exhibitions

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

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