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.

For high-resolution archival and contemporary photographs related to Heart Mountain and more information about the site and organization, consult our Media Kit or contact us at info@heartmountain.org with queries.

For news related to the Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium (JACSC), click here.

Read through recent and past Heart Mountain press releases below:

Archival photo of children walking by barracks at Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation has received a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities to conduct workshops for 72 teachers from around the country for the second consecutive year. The workshops will take place in the summer of 2022 and will focus on the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans in Wyoming during World War II.

Portrait of LaDonna Zall speaking

Farewell to LaDonna Zall

We are saddened to report the passing of Heart Mountain’s curator emeritus, LaDonna Zall. As a young Wyoming girl in 1945, LaDonna looked on as the final train left Heart Mountain, sensing that she was watching history unfold.

Aura Sunada-Matsumura Newlin to Receive Shepard Symposium Award

The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice at the University of Wyoming has announced that Aura Sunada-Matsumura Newlin, secretary of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation’s board of directors, will receive their Community Member Award for 2021. The award recognizes dedication to social justice causes in the state of Wyoming. The ceremony will take place during the Shepard Symposium, on Friday, April 16.

Look Toward the Mountain podcast imagery

Heart Mountain launches new podcast: “Look Toward the Mountain”

Our brand new podcast, Look Toward the Mountain, tells the stories of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain. Told through a combination of archival recordings, written accounts, and contemporary interviews, each episode delves into specific topics demonstrating the innovation, creativity, and resilience that enabled the Japanese American community to endure this unjust ordeal.