The Mission of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.
Join us for a celebration in honor of Memorial Day. The American Legion will be joining us presenting military flags as well as participating in a wreath laying ceremony. We will also have a speaker that will present on his military experiences. There will also be light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.
Basques that emigrated to Idaho at the turn of the twentieth century left very little information about their lives. About half were literate and of that half we have very little written documentation. However, we do have thousands of tree carvings left behind that at least provide a glimpse into a segment of their lives. This presentation explores Basque arborglyphs and the insight they provide into this immigrant community.
This special exhibit commemorates the 80th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque city of Gernika. This exhibit will run from April 2017 through April 2018.
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.