Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and interactive exhibits, visitors to the Interpretive Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans who were confined here during WWII. The Interpretive Center provides an overview of the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans, including the background history of anti-Asian prejudice in America and the factors leading to their enforced relocation and confinement. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in the U.S.
Learn about the different areas of our National Historic Landmark site at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center:
- 2012 Interior Exhibit Award (National Association of Interpretation)
- 2012 Excellence in Exhibition Award for Eloquent Presentation of Topic (Alliance of American Museums)
- 2012 Harriett “Liz” Byrd Award (Wyoming Education Association)
- 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence