Former Heart Mountain incarceree Sam Mihara has spent the last 10 years traveling around the country, speaking to groups–of all ages and sizes–about his boyhood years spent as a prisoner of his own government. Sam has donated all the proceeds from his programs to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.
We recognize Sam’s extraordinary commitment by naming the theater at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in his honor. After an introduction by Shirley Ann Higuchi, Sam reflected on his decade of work raising awareness about the Japanese American incarceration.
As is discussed in this film, we’re excited to announce plans for an addition to the interpretive center, the Mineta-Simpson Institute at Heart Mountain. Learn more about and support this endeavor here.