September 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm
Very glad.That this Center Emphazises. The pride of Being Basque .My paternal family are FrenchandSpaniardsBasque,Cuban and Yucatanian.
October 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm
Thanks so much for your comments, we certainly enjoy what we do and feel very proud to have the opportunity to present Basque culture to the world!
November 5, 2015 at 7:30 am
congratulations in taking a step in educating the public in the US about a special part of Spain – my family is from Cantabria but I have visited Bilbao often and was pleased to present my book in 2013 at the Sociedad Bilbaina to a capacity audience – at the time some of us “chatted” about the possibility of showcasing the Basque heritage at the folklife festival – I am a Smithsonian fellow in audience development so very pleased to see this happening –
my book in English & Spanish: Spain the Forgotten Alliance, Independence of the United States/España La Alianza Olvidada Independencia de los Estados Unidos contains several chapters dedicated to the Basques with information seldom published – it is available on Amazon & Kindle- please keep me informed as to the progress and let me know if I can be of assistance – if you provide a postal address I will be happy to send a copy of the book – thank you –
Martha Gutiérrez-Steinkamp, Smithsonian Fellow
November 10, 2015 at 10:26 am
Dear Martha, Thanks so much for your comment. We are hoping to participate in some ways in the 2016 Folklife Festival, so perhaps we’ll have much more of an opportunity to collaborate (I confess I’m not sure how the structure works). Thanks for passing along the information about the book as well, it sounds really interesting and we’ll check it out. I’m also going to forward this information to the Basque Librarian who might well have interest in including this book in the Basque Library. We are so glad that you are reading and enjoying the blog!
January 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm
we just found out our family is of basque origin, none of us had heard of basque people so this has been an interesting learning experience!!
February 3, 2017 at 9:09 am
How exciting! We love being Basque 🙂 please always feel free to contact us with any questions you have about being Basque, Ongi etorri! (That’s “welcome” in the Basque language).
May 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm
I find it TRAGIC that so little attention is given to identifying and providing articles and images of contemporary Basque painting. Tragic…You seem to be very concerned about academic accomplishments, cave painting, not much more.
How do you explain this omission?
March 5, 2018 at 4:40 am
I am doing fact based novel staged in ww2. Do you have any info. pertaining to Free French of Interior (FFI) and any Basque resistance groups of that period? thanks, Dusty Rhodes
August 14, 2019 at 8:14 am
Hello, my great aunt lived in Tolosa for three months during the summer of 1935, with the intent to learn the Basque language and a little of the history of the area. She always spoke fondly of the local family with whom she lived. They lost touch in 1936. The trip was arranged via her local priest in England. I do not know the surname of the family, only their Christian names. I do know their address and wonder if you can suggest how I might be able to discover and contact any living relatives of this Basque family. Thank you in anticipation of you advice. Karen W.
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