An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Speaking Through the Aspens: Basque Arborglyphs in Idaho

John Bieter tree carving examination

Date / Time

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:30pm


611 W Grove St
Boise , ID 83702

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Jamee Fiore
Contact Phone Number:
(208) 488-7461


Join Dr. John Bieter at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center for a lecture on Basque arborglyphs. Basques that emigrated to Idaho at the turn of the twentieth century left very little information about their lives. About half were literate and of that half we have very little written documentation. However, we do have thousands of tree carvings left behind that at least provide a glimpse into a segment of their lives. This presentation explores Basque arborglyphs and the insight they provide into this immigrant community.

Additional Details

Call to Action:
Event Type: Program