Heart Mountain Relocation Center Museum Opens

A new museum has opened at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.

The Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) was formed in 1996 as a public nonprofit corporation and obtained its federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1997. Since then, the organization has worked to preserve the site that represents a period in U.S. history following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American-born citizens, were deprived of due process and forced to leave their homes and livelihoods.

Located between the towns of Powell and Cody, the Wyoming site was designated as a National Historical Landmark in 2007. Simultaneously, special recognition was accorded one of Heart Mountain’s most well known internees, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Commerce Norman Y. Mineta.

www.heartmountain.org

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