Organization

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

Joined in July 2015

About Us

The HMWF is an independent non-profit that manages a National Historic Landmark site on the former "Heart Mountain Relocation Center" where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned during WWII. The site includes a museum, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, in addition to a military memorial, walking tour, original camp structures, reasearch center and archive.

The HMWF mission is as follows: 
  • Preserve and memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site and the stories that symbolize the fragility of democracy;
  • Educate the public about the history of the illegal imprisonment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain during World War II and its impact on the Big Horn Basin;
  • Support inquiry, research and outreach to highlight the lessons of the Japanese American confinement and their relevance to the preservation of liberty and civil rights for all Americans today.
The HMWF is an independent non-profit that manages a National Historic Landmark site on the former "Heart Mountain Relocation Center" where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned during WWII. The site includes a…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

  • 1539 Road 19
    Powell, WY