Heart Mountain Press Releases

Heart Mountain press releases include announcements about upcoming events, new exhibits, general news about the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and other important information.

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Read through recent and past Heart Mountain press releases below:

Go For Broke Spirit Exhibit Opens at Heart Mountain

The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage, an exhibit of portraits of Japanese American World War II veterans by photographer Shane Sato, will open Wednesday, April 24, at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

HMWF/JANM Panel to Honor Takashi Hoshizaki

The remarkable life and career of Takashi Hoshizaki will be the focus of “The Importance of Telling the Japanese American Resisters’ Story,” an April 27 panel at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles led by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the Mineta-Simpson Institute.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Becomes a Smithsonian Affiliate

The Smithsonian Institution has selected the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation to join its network of Smithsonian Affiliates. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Foundation will have the opportunity to collaborate on unique educational programs and workshops, participate in professional development, co-develop youth programs, host traveling exhibitions, and other opportunities offered in collaboration with the Smithsonian.

WRA Files of Heart Mountain Draft Resisters Now Available

Government records for the Heart Mountain incarcerees who resisted the draft during World War II are now available for family members, researchers, and the general public in our draft resisters section on the website.

Photo of guard tower with logo from the Institute of Museum and Library Services announcing Heart Mountain as a finalist award nominee

Heart Mountain Named Finalist for 2024 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Heart Mountain is the third institution in Wyoming to be selected as a finalist for this award.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Remembers the Legacy of Judge Raymond Uno

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation mourns the death March 8 of Judge Raymond S. Uno, a former Heart Mountain incarceree who became the first ethnic minority judge in Utah and president of the National Japanese American Citizens League.

Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Registration Opens March 1

Early registration for the 2024 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage and the grand opening of the Mineta-Simpson Institute at Heart Mountain opens Friday, March 1 on the our Pilgrimage page.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services logo

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Helps Stop Fee Increase for Immigration Case Files

The efforts of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and other genealogical researchers were successful in stopping a proposed increase in fees to access alien cases files and other critical immigration records.

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