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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will fully reopen for visitors beginning Saturday, June 20. The interpretive center will be open daily,...
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will fully reopen for visitors beginning Saturday, June 20. The interpretive center will be open daily, but will be operating on shortened hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The reduced hours reflect the center’s commitment to protecting visitors by implementing additional cleaning measures.
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center closed to the public in March due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Since May 16, it has been open on an appointment-only basis. The interpretive center continues to follow all the orders and recommendations made by state and local public health officials. Visitors are encouraged to wear face masks and observe social distancing measures while in the building, for the health and safety of others.
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation executive director Dakota Russell said that the interpretive center is excited to welcome guests again. “We have been eager to reopen fully,” Russell said, “but we felt it was important to be cautious. We are making this move now because we feel confident the measures we have in place will keep our visitors safe.”
A thank you and an important message about our online programming from executive director Dakota Russell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18xa61N1f8M A Message from...
This week, registrar Brandon Daake explores the story of professional artists at Heart Mountain through pieces in the Foundation's collection....
This week, we'll be exploring the arts at Heart Mountain. Executive director Dakota Russell kicks things off with this program...
Join museum manager Cally Steussy on a guided tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center's exhibit on the redress movement and...
The camp's story has spurred contemporary artists to reflect on this history through their own music. In this special performance,...
Discover stories of young Japanese Americans who were uprooted from their communities and removed to live behind barbed wire during...
Discover stories of young Japanese Americans who were uprooted from their communities and removed to live behind barbed wire during World War II. Examine powerful stories of high school students living in these confinement sites through the lens of primary sources and how some of these students eventually served our country and even died in conflict.
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center staff collaborated with The National WWII Museum to produce this two-part student webinar. Check out the two episodes and then explore the From Barbed Wire to Battlefield web pages.
Health & Safety Protocols: The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation takes the safety of our members and visitors seriously. To that...
Health & Safety Protocols: The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation takes the safety of our members and visitors seriously. To that end, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will follow all the orders and recommendations made by state and local officials. We have instituted aggressive new cleaning procedures and changed some of the ways we operate to minimize the risk.
It is strongly recommended that visitors wear face masks and observe social distancing measures while in the interpretive center, for the health and safety of others. We have masks available for use, upon request.
- Please note: The interpretive center closes at 4:00pm every day.
- The hospital grounds, memorial and honor roll, and Setsuko Saito Higuchi Interpretive Trail remain open for self-guided exploration.
- All events and programs at the center have been canceled for the foreseeable future. We have been offering an array of digital programs and content. Click here to explore our online programming.
- We will continue to provide updates on future events throughout the next few months. For the latest information, follow Heart Mountain on Facebook and Twitter.
- The Heart Mountain Pilgrimage in July has been canceled. All registrants will receive a full refund. Please visit our Pilgrimage page for more information. In lieu of an-person pilgrimage, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation has collaborated with Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages and other organizations to create a 9-week virtual pilgrimage. Learn more and register for this free event HERE.
- Please refer to the COVID-19 page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates on the pandemic and guidance on dealing with this physically, psychologically, and logistically.
Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate these uncertain times. If you have questions, please reach out to us. If you would like to support our work during this difficult period, please consider becoming a member or making a donation or a purchase from our online store.