In honor of the Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, join us for a special screening of the 1951 film classic "Go For Broke!" and a short program on the film’s star, Lane Nakano. Nakano was not just an actor, but a 442nd veteran and a former Heart Mountain incarceree. This program is free for Blue Star families.
He was a Nisei, the American-born son of Japanese immigrant farmers. She was a Caucasian from a privileged family. The love that Arthur and Estelle Ishigo shared proved stronger than any obstacle they faced, including Arthur’s forced removal to Wyoming. Come learn more about one of Heart Mountain’s most fascinating couples.
Long after the Heart Mountain camp closed, a local farmer made a surprising discovery. His bulldozer hit a barrel filled with hundreds of stones, each marked with a single Japanese character. The origin and purpose of the stones has since remained shrouded in mystery; but recent research has yielded a new possibility. Join us as we delve into the secrets of the Heart Mountain Mystery stones.
All programs are free with museum admission. Pick up a "season pass" at your first program to get free museum admission for all remaining programs!