Amerikanuak! Basques of the High Desert

Basque tree carving     Western Folklife Center Pioneer Saloon
     Friday, July 2, 2010
     and
     Saturday, July 3, 2010
     during the 47th National Basque Festival

Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert, a traveling exhibition created by the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, arrived in Elko to tell the story of Basques, their settlement in the American West and the impact they they have made upon the region since their arrival.

The Basques have carved out an identity in the western United States that may be most known by non-Basques for its food, lively dance, and intense sports competitions. This exhibition expands on those commonly known details of Basque identity to tell a much larger story.

The Pioneer Saloon was open for exhibition viewing and happy hour beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2010.

Also, if you like to play mus or want to learn how to play this popular Basque card game come on down to the Western Folklife Center's Pioneer Saloon for its Play Your Hand series on Thursday nights during July and August, 2010. We'll be playing and teaching mus beginning at 6 pm on July 22, August 5 and August 19th and pinochle on alternate Thursdays. Everyone is welcome.  For more information call 738-7508.