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Welcome to the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. Here you will find information regarding current exhibits, as well as past and future exhibits.
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. Jose and Hermenegilda Uberuaga had three...
An Enduring Culture is a brief overview of the history of the Basques of yesterday and today. It includes many modern and historic photographs and artifacts to highlight key aspects of the culture.
The Basque Sheepherder focuses on the job that so many Basques came to be known for in the American West. Peek inside a sheepwagon, where many Basques spent several months at a time living while they were in the hills herding sheep. Step inside of a full size sheepherder's tent and...
Though a version of this exhibit has been in the Basque Musuem for the last year, a lot of research has been done sense then and many more boardinghouses have been catalogued to add to the already long list. Many people from all over the United States helped by sending in photos of family...
Dancing is perhaps one of the more prominant ways to preserve Basque culture in the United States. This exhibit attests to that fact. Cataloging dance groups all over the United States, showcasing costumes, props used in dances as well as instruments, this exhibit will continue to grow...