NEH Workshops

NEH Workshops Banner image featuring archival photograph of Heart Mountain site including the mountain, guard tower, and barracks. Photo by Yoshio Okumoto.

Heart Mountain, Wyoming and the Japanese American Incarceration

June 16 – 21, 2024 and June 23 – 28, 2024

For the fourth consecutive year, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation will lead workshops for K-12 educators from around the country to learn about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II, and the conditions that led to it and which still trouble our nation. Each weeklong workshop will host 36 teachers who will study about the incarceration at our new Mineta-Simpson Institute. These workshops, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), provide educators an excellent chance to learn about key historical events at the places where they happened. We’re honored to be able to bring them to you. Read below to learn about this year’s NEH workshops!

View of Interpretive Center with newly built wing, the Mineta-Simpson Institute with the barrack in the foreground and the hospital and chimney on the hill in the background

Welcome & Overview

Learn about the history of Japanese American incarceration and our workshop:

Johnny Tim Yellowtail speaking to a group of workshop participants at the memorial and honor roll on the Heart Mountain site

About Us

Read about our organization, site, project team, and faculty:

Workshop participants enjoying a visit to the Cody Nite Rodeo


Check out the initial schedule:

Workshop participants on a walking trail amongst the sagebrush and dramatic Wyoming landscape


Read about the recommended lodging options:

Workshop participants with Executive Director Aura Sunada Newlin

Stipends & Credits

Learn about opportunities for stipends & credits:


Get all of the information about participant eligibility criteria, participant expectations, & principles of civility, and apply for the workshop:

The Heart Mountain, Wyoming and the Japanese American Incarceration 2024 Workshop has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.