Basque Museum & Cultural Center

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is a history museum and cultural center working to preserve, pro The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit history museum located on the Basque Block in downtown Boise.

We are the ONLY Basque Museum in the United States. We are dedicated to educating visitors on the history of the Basques all over the world. Admission to the museum includes a self-guided tour of the exhibit gallery, and a tour of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House and Fronton Building when tour guides are available.

Operating as usual

05/21/2022

Join us on the Basque Block tomorrow! Free Admission to the Basque Museum 12-4! We look forward to seeing you all at International Museum Day!

05/20/2022

Which festivals will you be attending! Let us know in the comments!

05/20/2022

When the Basques Ruled California

John O'Hagan speaks about this book "When the Basques Ruled California"

05/18/2022

We look forward to seeing you on the Basque Block May 22, 12-4pm!

05/17/2022

This Thursday at the Basque Museum: Book presentation and signing with John O'Hagan, author of "When the Basques Ruled California." Don't miss out!

05/16/2022

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is hosting International Museum Day May 22 on the Basque Block. Tune in to Boise State Public Radio (boisestatepublicradio.org) and Idaho Matters at noon today to learn more about Boise Museums and the event on the Block!

05/12/2022

Our Contest winning design is available for Pre-order now! Order yours before May 24 to guarantee one in your size! Available for shipping or pick up.

Order now by following this link to order online https://basquemuseum.eus/shop/contest-winner-tee/
call 208-343-2671 or e-mail [email protected]

05/11/2022

It is graduation season! Congratulations to all graduates in Idaho and beyond! Do you know one? Give a shout-out below, we’d love to celebrate them!

Pictures from BMCC Collections: 2011.059.028a-b (Part of the Juanita “Jay” Uberuaga Hormaechea Collection, Scrapbook 28)

05/09/2022

A sincere ESKERRIK ASKO to those that chose to donate to the Basque Museum during Idaho Gives! We appreciate your support!

05/05/2022

Just under 12 hours left to participate in Idaho Gives! Thank you to all those that have donated to the Basque Museum. We appreciate you all!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/basque-museum-cultural-center

05/04/2022

We hope you are able to support some of the wonderful nonprofits in Idaho! If you chose us, an extra eskerrik asko to you!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/basque-museum-cultural-center

05/03/2022

Did you know the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is the only one of its kind outside the Basque Country? With more than 20,000 items in our collection, the goal of the Basque Museum is not only to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture, but to tell all the unique stories of Basques throughout the West. Consider supporting the only Basque Museum! Eskerrik asko!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/basque-museum-cultural-center

05/02/2022

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is excited to offer a one-week Pilota Camp this summer at the Anduiza Fronton. Children will learn to play handball, both esku and pala, through different activities for three hours each day, from 9am-12pm.
Pre-registration is open, just fill out the form available at: https://basquemuseum.eus/learn/pilota-camp/
@basquemuseum

05/02/2022

Help continue the unique Basque heritage by supporting the Basque Museum & Boiseko Ikastola through Idaho Gives. https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/basque-museum-cultural-center
Eskerrik asko!

05/02/2022

It’s Idaho Gives! May 2-5 Donate to your favorite Idaho nonprofits and help make a huge difference! https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/basque-museum-cultural-center

05/02/2022

Zorionak @jayjaybasco for having the winning design!!!

Ordering information for this shirt design will be posted Thursday so keep you eyes peeled!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design and to all those who voted!!

Photos from Basque Museum & Cultural Center's post 04/28/2022

Help us pick our new t-shirt design!

Comment with your favorite design number and then go vote in Stores and on Instagram!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a design! Sorte on - Good luck!

Winner will be announced Sunday May 1!

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika. Begoña Echeverria has released the song "Bonbarazi Du Gernika" alongside this music video in honor of this event. To learn more, visit: https://www.basqueeducational.org/begona-echeverria-bonbarazi-du-gernika/

#gernika #bmcc #basquemuseumboise #bmccboise 04/26/2022

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika. Begoña Echeverria has released the song "Bonbarazi Du Gernika" alongside this music video in honor of this event. To learn more, visit: https://www.basqueeducational.org/begona-echeverria-bonbarazi-du-gernika/

#gernika #bmcc #basquemuseumboise #bmccboise

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika. Begoña Echeverria has released the song "Bonbarazi Du Gernika" alongside this music video in honor of this event. To learn more, visit: https://www.basqueeducational.org/begona-echeverria-bonbarazi-du-gernika/

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika. Begoña Echeverria has released the song "Bonbarazi Du Gernika" alongside this music video in honor of this event. To learn more, visit: https://www.basqueeducational.org/begona-echeverria-bonbarazi-du-gernika/ #gernika #bmcc #basquemuseumboise #bmccboise

Photos from Basque Museum & Cultural Center's post 04/25/2022

Sunday was a busy day of mus as 13 teams competed for the Basque Museum NABO mus championship! Zorionak to Joe Eguren & Javier Arrieta for taking first place. Steve and Carmen Achabal were our second place winners and will be representing the Museum at the National tournament!

Special thank you to the kitchen crew for a great lunch, all those that helped with set up, and to the participants for a great day of mus!

Photos from Basque Museum & Cultural Center's post 04/15/2022

Eskerrik asko just isn't enough to express how grateful we are to the many people that made our annual Benefit Dinner & Auction a success! From set up, kitchen crew, donors, sponsors, attendees, servers, dishwashers, staff, and board, it truly takes a village to make things go smoothly. Thank you all for being part of an incredible evening! eskerrik asko biotzetik!

04/15/2022

Haven't had a chance to submit your t-shirt idea yet? You are in luck!!!

Submit your t-shirt design to [email protected] by APRIL 26!

Voting will be on Thursday April 28 and the winner will be announce May 1st!!

Winner will receive e a free t-shirt, a $50 gift certificate to the Basque Museum gift store and all of the bragging rights!

04/08/2022

Memories & Emotion Presentation & Txori Baltza Performance

04/08/2022

Memories & Emotion Presentation & Txori Baltza Performance

04/08/2022

Don't forget about tonight's performance by Txori Baltza at the Basque Center. in collaboration with Boise State, and the University of Nevada, we are happy to be presenting this contemporary dance group as they tell a unique woman's perspective of immigration. 6PM! Free Admission!

04/06/2022

The Basque Community History Project has been fortunate to encounter individuals in five states and many communities who have been willing to share their stories and/or photographs with the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Throughout 2021 and into the first quarter of this year, the Community History team is reviewing all of the photo collections shared with us and searching for the stories behind them – individual names, places, dates, occasions, etc. – so that each accessioned photo includes as much information as possible.

Rose Elordi Pitman, with roots in Jordan Valley, Oregon, shared a collection of photographs with us. This photo is of a group of children attending summer catechism classes at St. Bernard’s Parish in 1956. Two nuns would stay in the town for two weeks to assist with the classes. As Rose recalls, they were “pretty fun” people. When asked if she could help identify some of the individuals in this more than six-decade old picture, here’s what was provided to us!

Row 1, L-R: Marshia Eiguren Lee Ziegler, Paula Acarregui Slippy, Jonelle Lequerica Krakau, unknown girl, Johnny Jaca, Christine Eiguren Rhoades, young boy Montgomery, Deanna McKay.
Row 2, L-R: David Elordi, Suzanne Elordi, Rosemary Cortabitarte, Kathleen Eiguren Mendiola, Carol Montgomery Coleman, Monica Telleria Uberuaga, Elizabeth “Liz” Eiguren Bilbao, Joanne Arritola, Bob Burrel
Row 3, L-R: Two nuns – names unknown
Row 4, L-R: Cathleen Borgeman DeCato Shaw, Kay Eiguren, Sherie Corta, young boy Burrel, Tom Cortabitarte, unknown priest
Row 5, L-R: Rose Elordi Pitman, young boy Burrel (center), unknown boy
Row 6, L-R: Danny Arritola, Dennis McKay, Phillip Chertudi, Ron Corta, Harry Staples, Jim Corta, Richard Mallea
Row 7, L-R: unknown boy, Joe Telleria

We appreciate the time and effort individuals take to help us with this endeavor and are grateful to those like Rose Elordi Pitman for their incredible recollection of names and faces!

Photo from BMCC Collections: 2020.085.066 (Part of the Rose Elordi Pitman Collection)

22. Korrika Boisen (2022) 04/05/2022

22. Korrika Boisen (2022)

Check out our video from last weekend’s Korrika! Thank you all for coming!

22. Korrika Boisen (2022) Boise’s 2022 Korrika featured Boiseko Ikastola students, members of the Basque community, and all those who wanted to take part in bringing awareness to our ...

04/04/2022

A fraction of some handmade goodies for this weekend’s benefit dinner and auction benefiting the Basque Museum & Boiseko Ikastola. Get your tickets before it’s too late (Tuesday at 5pm deadline for tickets)! Link in bio or go to basquemuseum.eus.

04/02/2022

Last chance to take part in our annual benefit dinner & auction! Get your tickets by 5pm Tuesday, April 5! Enjoy some great food, bid on some incredible items and help support the Basque Museum & Boiseko Ikastola, the only of their kind outside the US!
Link in Bio!

Korrika coming to Boise: What it means for Basque culture in Idaho and around the world 04/02/2022

Korrika coming to Boise: What it means for Basque culture in Idaho and around the world

Join us!

Korrika coming to Boise: What it means for Basque culture in Idaho and around the world The local edition of the Korrika relay is happening Saturday, April 2.

04/01/2022

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? Join us for Korrika 2022! Fun Run. Meet us on the Basque Block 11am!

Videos (show all)

When the Basques Ruled California
Memories & Emotion Presentation & Txori Baltza Performance
Memories & Emotion Presentation & Txori Baltza Performance
An Idahoan Named EGURTXIKI
2.24.22 Presentation with RW Bennett
Spanish Gap Year - Learn at Lunch!

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611 W Grove St
Boise, ID
83702

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

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