Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

Photo of Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation leadership at the Japanese American National Museum.
Members of the HMWF Board, Advisory Council, and staff

The mission of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) is to:

Preserve and memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site and the stories that symbolize the fragility of democracy

Educate the public about the history of the illegal imprisonment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain during World War II and its impact on the Bighorn Basin

Support inquiry, research and outreach to highlight the lessons of the Japanese American confinement and their relevance to the preservation of liberty and civil rights for all Americans today