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Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Basque Museum and Cultural Center © Mark Goebel
Basque Museum and Cultural Center © Mark Goebel

A flood of immigrants from the Basque Country (Spain and France) built lives in the US, with immigration peaking in the 1830s. Idaho is one of five American states with a notable Basque heritage. The mission of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center is to perpetuate, preserve and promote awareness of Basque history and culture through education, research, collections and social activities for present and future generations. The museum provides a unique look into traditional Basque heritage as well as the lives of Basque-Americans since settlement in the US through their collections of books, manuscripts, photographs, and unique oral history archives. The museum's calendar is filled with many interesting events, and visitors may get the chance to see colourful dancing, taste delicious food, and shop at the market.

Address: 611 Grove Street

Website: www.basquemuseum.com