Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is closed to the public until April 17. In the meantime, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation staff has begun a weekly schedule of new online content! This digital programming schedule will continue through the duration of the Interpretive Center’s closure.
Week 1: Daily Life at Heart Mountain
Digital snapshots will be sent out every week while the Interpretive Center is closed to the public. Subscribe to their mailing list, visit their website, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or subscribe to their YouTube channel for daily content.
Online Presentation: Kids Behind Barbed Wire: VIEW PROGRAM
For Japanese American children, being taken from their homes and sent to Heart Mountain was a confusing and frightening experience. In time—and with lots of help from their families and friends—they learned to adjust to life in the camp. Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Executive Director, Dakota Russell, explores the experience of the children who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain.
- Learn more about the experience of children at Heart Mountain in Shig Yabu and Willie Ito’s illustrated book Hello Maggie! and Boy of Heart Mountain.
- You can also listen to the charming episode “Willie, Shig, and a Bird Named Maggie” from NPR’s Storycorps podcast.