Winter Program Series at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center to Highlight Camp’s History.
February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$9.00
POWELL, WY– 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. All 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 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.