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HMWF Chair Shirley Ann Higuchi Writes About the Current Relevance of Japanese American Incarceration


"Racism, under whatever justification its supporters can find, is still racism. It goes against what makes us all Americans. There is no racial or religious test for being an American. We should not start one now."


"Setsuko Saito was my mother. My parents met at Heart Mountain. Without 9066, I would not be here. Still, it’s my hope that no future American families will be formed in this way, because our nation’s leaders did not resist the easy call of racism and overreaction."

- History News Network



2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

American Self: 75 Years After EO 9066

The 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage will take place July 28 & 29. Registration for Friday, July 28 is closed, however registration for Saturday, July 29 is still open. Saturday's events will be held at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and will include admission to the Center, as well as special exhibits featuring works by Roger Shimomura, Stan Honda, Ansel Adams, and Yoshio Okumoto. Presenters will include National Slam Poet Champion G Yamazawa, Emmy-award-winning documentarians Jeff MacIntyre and David Ono, as well as Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and Senator Alan Simpson (ret). Visit our Pilgrimage page for more information!


Help Us Save History


We rescued an original Heart Mountain Barrack from demolition and brought it back. But there is still much to do. 

Please help us stabilize and preserve this important Historic Structure!



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