The Basques' Argentina in Mauléon

Jan 22, 2006

From 10 March to 1 April 2006 Mauléon will host the exhibition which traces the great wave of Basque emigration to Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Basques' Argentina in Mauléon

Explanations and Accounts

"The Basques’ Argentina" was presented for the first time at the Heritage Education Centre at Irissarry in Spring 2005.

It is the fruit of collaboration between the Departmental Council’s Heritage Education Centre, the Basque Cultural Institute and the Euskal Argentina association whose aim is to consolidate the often weak links between Basques north of the Pyrenees and those in Argentina.

The exhibition describes and explains Basque emigration to Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially emigration from the Northern Basque Country, which experienced several waves of mass emigration to different parts of the world.

Emigration to Argentina was at its height in the 19th and 20th centuries and continues to arouse a great deal of interest.

Research on the subject attempts to study the reasons for emigrating, daily life on the other side of the Atlantic and the dream of one day returning to the Basque Country, which only a handful managed to realise.

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