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Interpretive Center Opens by Appointment

May 15, 2020 Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will reopen to visitation by appointment beginning Saturday, May 16. Visitors may now...

May 15, 2020

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will reopen to visitation by appointment beginning Saturday, May 16. Visitors may now schedule an appointment by clicking here, by emailing us at info@heartmountain.org, or by calling the museum at (307) 754-8000.

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center has been closed since March due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In reopening, the center will follow all the orders and recommendations made by state and local officials. In this first phase, visits will be by appointment only. Bookings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that visitors wear face masks and observe social distancing measures while in the interpretive center, for the health and safety of others.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation executive director Dakota Russell says that the foundation’s top priority is making the interpretive center safe for staff and guests. “We’re excited to share this important history with visitors again,” Russell said, “but we want to do that in a way that is safe for them. We have instituted aggressive new cleaning procedures and changed some of the ways we operate to minimize the risk.” Russell said he hopes to expand the opening to include unscheduled visits in the near future, but believes this cautious approach is best.

A Message from the Executive Director

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...

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 the Executive Director

Setsuko’s Secret: Estelle Ishigo

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi shares a passage from her upcoming book, Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain...

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi shares a passage from her upcoming book, Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration, which tells the story of her family’s time at the camp.

This week's passage focuses on artist Estelle Ishigo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2JzSKli2dg
Setsuko's Secret: Estelle Ishigo

Dusted Off: The Art Students League of Heart Mountain

This week, registrar Brandon Daake explores the story of professional artists at Heart Mountain through pieces in the Foundation's collection....

This week, registrar Brandon Daake explores the story of professional artists at Heart Mountain through pieces in the Foundation's collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_vil79ChFs
Dusted Off LIVE: The Art Students League of Heart Mountain

Arthur & Estelle: A Heart Mountain Love Story

This week, we'll be exploring the arts at Heart Mountain. Executive director Dakota Russell kicks things off with this program...

This week, we'll be exploring the arts at Heart Mountain. Executive director Dakota Russell kicks things off with this program about artist Estelle Ishigo and her husband Arthur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4kNU9u0N0
Arthur & Estelle: A Heart Mountain Love Story

Onsite Tour: Redress Exhibit

Join museum manager Cally Steussy on a guided tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center's exhibit on the redress movement and...

Join museum manager Cally Steussy on a guided tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center's exhibit on the redress movement and the legacy of incarceration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOvfAQADW8
Onsite Tour: Redress Exhibit

Setsuko’s Secret: Multigenerational Trauma

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi presents selected readings from her upcoming book, Setsuko’s Secret, which tells...

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi presents selected readings from her upcoming book, Setsuko’s Secret, which tells the story of her family’s time at the camp.

This week’s reading focuses on multigenerational trauma and the impact of the incarceration on the Japanese American community in future generations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgChRGqk0GI
Setsuko's Secret: Multigenerational Trauma

No-No Boy: Heart Mountain Songs

The camp's story has spurred contemporary artists to reflect on this history through their own music. In this special performance,...

The camp's story has spurred contemporary artists to reflect on this history through their own music. In this special performance, Julian Saporiti of the No-No Boy project shares two original songs inspired by Heart Mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PED7PYUjRCo
No-No Boy: Heart Mountain Songs

From Barbed Wire to Battlefield

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.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Coronavirus Response

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation takes the safety of our members and visitors seriously. To that end, the Heart Mountain...

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation takes the safety of our members and visitors seriously. To that end, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is currently open only by appointment. Bookings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Email us at info@heartmountain.com, call us at 307.754.8000, or book a time slot online.

Health & Safety Protocols: In reopening, the 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 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.
  • The Heart Mountain Pilgrimage in July has been canceled. All registrants will receive a full refund. Please visit our Pilgrimage page for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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