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EXCITING NEWS! The 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Yearbook is here!

This is our first year offering a yearbook which features hundreds of photos and an array of reflections across 75 pages from the 2017 Pilgrimage weekend.


Are you returning to Heart Mountain this week for our 2018 Pilgrimage? These yearbooks will be available for purchase there, and you can also reserve your copy of the 2018 Yearbook!

Can't make it to this year's Pilgrimage? Email info@heartmountain.org to reserve your copy and for information about payment.

Cost of the yearbook is $20, including tax (not including shipping for those ordering online)





We will be hosting our annual Pilgrimage at the Interpretive Center on Saturday,
July 28. The Center will be open to the public, but please be aware that with this special event, there will be several hundred visitors at the site and we will be closing early that day. Also, viewing of our usual documentary "All We Could Carry" will not be possible during that Saturday.

Hours for July 28 are 10:00am to 3:00pm

All other hours in the days before and after are normal
(open every day, 10:00am to 5:00pm)

Please make plans accordingly and thank you for your understanding!


Check out our current SPECIAL EXHIBIT!

"The Mountain Was Our Secret:
Works by Estelle Ishigo"

Click here for more info on our Temporary Exhibits page



REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the 2018 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

More info on our Pilgrimage page

HMWF Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi Writes About Proposed For-Profit

Detention Centers

"The prophets of “American exceptionalism” claim we are better than this, and I believe we are. Our policies should

reflect that, and change should start by curtailing the arbitrary and capricious roundup of immigrants without

criminal records and the use of for-profit detention centers."


-Salt Lake Tribune



On display from February through mid-May 2018, come and explore the Japanese American incarceration experience through archaeological findings from Colorado.

Go to our Temporary Exhibits page for more information


HMWF Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi Writes About the Current Relevance of Japanese American Incarceration


"Racism, under whatever justification its supporters can find, is still racism. It goes against what makes us all Americans. There is no racial or religious test for being an American. We should not start one now."


"Setsuko Saito was my mother. My parents met at Heart Mountain. Without 9066, I would not be here. Still, it’s my hope that no future American families will be formed in this way, because our nation’s leaders did not resist the easy call of racism and overreaction."

- History News Network




We rescued an original Heart Mountain Barrack from demolition and brought it back. But there is still much to do. 

Please help us stabilize and preserve this important Historic Structure!




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