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Debate Viewings!

Join us at the interpretive center for screenings of the Wyoming political debates in the evening on October 18 and 25.

Thursday, October 18: 6:00-7:30pm (for more information click here!)

Thursday, October 25: 7:00-8:00pm (for more information click here!)



FREE admission all day!!

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd for a

free day the interpretive center, including

a program at 1:00pm about Estelle Ishigo!


This is a great opportunity to explore the center and to see our current special exhibit, "The Mountain Was Our Secret" featuring the artwork of Heart Mountain incarceree Estelle Ishigo. 


This year's theme of Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day is "Women Making History" so in conjunction with our special exhibit, we will also have a program at 1:00pm about Estelle and her husband Arthur, and their epic story.


We look forward to seeing you! 


This summer, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation broke ground on an exciting new project. With the help of a Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant from the National Park Service, we began the first phase of restoration on root cellar. While the grant will cover much of the cost of this project, we need to complete the work. We are now working to raise $65,000 to complete this critical first phase of our grant obligations. 

The root cellar tells the story of a Japanese American community that refused to be broken, and overcame incredible odds to feed and care for its people. We look forward to the day when we will be able to safely open the cellar for public tours. We ask that you help us in raising the funds necessary to complete these first steps. Any amount raised beyond our initial goal will go toward future restoration of the cellar. Together, we can keep this important piece of history standing, a witness for future generations.


Click here to learn more or to donate


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.

Click HERE to order your copy!

Email info@heartmountain.org to reserve your copy of the 2018 Pilgrimage Yearbook


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


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


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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