Community Events Worth Your Time

We want to invite you to a number of events in March and remind you of a special one tomorrow!

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Better Angels Documentary
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Saturday, February 29 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will host three special programs this winter, each examining a different aspect of the history of the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American confinement site.

“The Ballad of Baby Virgie” on Saturday, February 29; and “Notable Women of Heart Mountain” on Saturday, March 28. Programs will begin at 1 p.m. and are free with museum admission.

 “As big as our museum is, we aren’t always able to tell these kinds of individual stories,” says Executive Director, Dakota Russell. “I want to highlight some of the parts of this history that don’t always get the attention they deserve.” This second program in the series will highlight the work of the camp’s social welfare department, and the final program will look at the lives of some of Heart Mountain’s most influential women.

Programs are free with museum admission. Visitors may also purchase a $9.00 “season pass” at the interpretive center that will cover admission for the entire series. Admission is free for Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation members.

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the story of some 14,000 Japanese Americans unjustly incarcerated in Wyoming from 1942 through 1945. The center is located between Cody and Powell on Highway 14A. Museum admission is $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 and members of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation are free. For more information please call (307) 754-8000 or visit www.heartmountain.org.


March 14 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm

FREE Video screening: “Better Angels: Reuniting America”
Saturday, March 14th at 3:00-4:30 pm at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.
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It all began in southwest Ohio, where Trump voters and Clinton voters gathered in our Red/Blue workshops in the weeks and months after the 2016 election. Now, the second workshop and its aftermath have been captured in Better Angels: Reuniting America, a one-hour documentary film by Emmy-winning director Jim Brown.

Better Angels: Reuniting America shows 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters moving through a Better Angels signature Red/Blue workshop, from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. You’ll get an inside look at how a Democratic voter went from threatening to cut off relationships with Trump voters to becoming dear friends with one—and how a Republican voter moved from disdaining progressives to taking co-leadership with one in a movement that now spans the country. There will be light snacks and a Q30-minute discussion following the film. Co-sponsored by Wyoming Rising and the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. Free and open to the public.

On March 20 from 9–10a.m. Ronn Smith will be on the radio leading a discussion about political polarization and how we resolve it.

Speak Your Piece
KODI 1400 AM and 96.7 FM – KZMQ 1140 AM
Big Horn Radio Network


March 19 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Importance of Public Lands to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor Center. 20 US Highway 14A E., Lovell, WY

Wolves and a bull elk at Yellowstone National Park.
Photo: NPS/YELL

Join Senior Wildlife Biologist at Yellowstone National Park, Douglas Smith. He will be discussing the importance of public lands to wolves, elk, birds, and other wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Sponsored by the Powell Valley Community Education, Wyoming Humanities Council, and Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area. Part 3 of a 4 part series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.


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