The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is now accepting applications for two week-long workshops for educators to be held in Wyoming this summer. The workshops, entitled “Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration,” are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will take place during the weeks of July 19-24 and July 26-31. The Foundation is currently accepting applications for participants.
During the workshops, participants will learn about the history of Japanese American incarceration from a renowned group of experts from around the country. The faculty also includes former incarcerees from the camps, such as Sam Mihara, who was confined at Heart Mountain as a child. In 2018, Mihara received the Paul E. Gagnon Prize from the National Council of History Education for his presentations about his incarceration.