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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques was created as a temporary exhibition that was originally displayed for a three month period at Ellis Island in New York City from February through May of 2010. In September of 2010, the exhibit was installed at the Basque Museum in Boise. The exhibit focuses on the story of Basque immigration to the U.S. but also covers a wide range of topics about the culture including the homeland, Basque athletes, explorers and politicians, the Basque Country today, and life in a boarding house. It is estimated that during the three month period at Ellis Island the exhibit could have been seen by as many as 300,000 people.
In June of 2011 this exhibit received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History!