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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



Register now for the 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

The 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage will take place July 28 & 29. Events on Friday will include a silent auction, a dinner banquet and dessert reception, as well as educational sessions and a Multigenerational Forum. Saturday's function will be held at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and will include admission to the Center as well as special exhibits featuring works by Roger Shimomura, Ansel Adams and more. Presenters will include National Slam Poet Champion G. Yamazawa, Emmy-award-winning documentarians Jeff MacIntyre and David Ono, as well as Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and Senator Al Simpson (ret). Visit our Pilgrimage page for more information.


Help Us Save History


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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