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“dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations”
In August of 2011, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation opened its doors of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, a world-class museum dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, the interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans that were confined here during WWII. The Center provides an overview of the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans, including the background history of anti-Asian prejudice in America and the factors leading to their enforced relocation and confinement. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in America.
Heart Mountain Internment Camp was once the 3rd largest city in Wyoming - concentrated Into a very small space. Most Japanese-Americans had been relocated from Southern California. The museum is... Read more
I went there with an open mind, but I left with mixed feelings. I heard a mother telling her young daughter that the USA imprisoned Japanese people because we are a wicked racist country. As if... Read more
Today, the Twins, decided it was high time to find out what Heart Mountain Interpretive center was all about. As we parked and entered the Center, we were greeted by a guide who gave us... Read more
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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