Boise - Basque Museum And Cultural Center

611 Grove Street
208-343-2671

About:

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

Boise, Idaho has long been a central location where Basque immigrants first congregated after coming to the United States from the Spanish Basque Region. As immigrants established their lives here, Basques became well known for their hard work and perseverance.

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the Basque heritage through exhibits, collections, and tours. As a cultural center, it's a gathering place for events and educational opportunities - in which people of all backgrounds can participate in Basque activities.

Located in downtown Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides an active central location for maintaining the Basque culture in the United States.

History:

The Basque Museum and Cultural Center was established in 1985 as a small museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House at 607 Grove Street. Located in scenic Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas. Through hard work and the support of many individuals, businesses, foundations, and Basque communities, the Museum began to interpret the rich and colorful history of the Basques, their origins, and their new life in America.



Reviews

Paula Weathers

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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Pretty cool exhibit. Had no idea how large this museum was.

Jeraldine Corrie

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Yesterday a group of 18 toured the Basque Cultural Center, Museum and gift shop. Dan was our tour guide and did a excellent job showing us all of the displays, videos and bringing a wealth of information to us. Thank you Dan. We so appreciate your service.

Nicole Gray

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Great place to learn about this culture

John Michael Schert

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Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
A Boise historical gem that remains relevant and lively. One of the most impactful moments of my Boise life was watching every 8 to 80 year-old Basque dancing together at the annual Sheepherder's Ball. Step in for a drink or an event. But go frequently.

Moses T Collier Jr

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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Went up for a school field trip, the staff were patient and kind with the kids. Great experience, and very accommodating facility! We probably numbered in the hundreds. Possibly a thousand, and they were able to accommodate most of us there. And for all the kids in the building, Clean restrooms! Great place!

Recent News

San Inazio Basque Festival 2014

San Inazio Basque Festival is just around the corner.  The Basque Center, Euzkaldunak, has been working for a few months now to get ready for the food, drink, music, sport and dancing on the Basque Block.  Come down to the Basque Museum for tours, …

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