Henry Etcheverry - One of Idaho's Last Basque Sheep Ranchers

Henry Etcheverry, a second generation Basque sheep rancher, was interviewed by Steve Stuebner of Life on the Range.  As one of the last Basque sheep ranchers in Idaho, we is proud of his heritage and what his ranch is able to accomplish with the hard work that both he and his father, who began the business, have put into the business.

You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.  

Below is a video of the interview, which includes a short visit with John Huarte, former Notre Dame quarterback and Heisman trophy winner, who was at the Etcheverry Ranch helping with the sheep.

Steve Stuebner is the writer and producer of Life on the Range, an educational project sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.

CJUH Archaeology Project



The archaeological dig has begun! 


Check the site below to see the exciting things that we find.  The page should be updated each evening.

Docents Needed!


The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is looking for Museum docents with good communication skills to lead tours for diverse groups - from elementary-school children to older adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers interested in teaching the history and lessons of the Basques and who also want to gain knowledge of one of Boise's most unique cultures.  Docents will give daily tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga boarding house located next to the museum on Grove Street.  Tours may also include the fronton - Basque handball court. 


Currently, our greatest needs are on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the months of July and August, but this is subject to change.  Tours are given on these days at Noon and 1:30. 

The time commitment is flexible and may include weekdays, some evenings and Sunday afternoons. No prior experience as a docent or knowledge of Basque history is required.  You also do NOT need to be Basque to become a docent!


Training includes:

• Learning about the Basques in a historical context

• Shadowing current docents on a few tours and talking with staff to get a better understanding of the process

  • Some light reading materials will be provided on some of the tour talking points

• Acquiring skills in conducting tours

• Working with interesting, committed colleagues


Please call the Museum Curator at 343-1848 for more information. 

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new website for the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, which now includes the Boiseko Ikastola as well.  We hope that you will take advantage of all of the new functions that this site has to offer.  Please take some time and explore our collections database where you will find historic photos, archives, objects, Basque obituaries, and much more.