Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation
In 2009, the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) received a Japanese American Confinement Sites grant award of over $280,000 (include exact dollar amount) to complete the second phase of construction for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center (ILC), which will open in 2011. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the ILC will offer visitors a diverse educational experience by touching upon constitutional issues, civil liberties and rights, and ethnic understanding. With the 2010 grant, the HMWF will complete the remaining infrastructure and construction of the facility. The entire project includes the construction of the interior build-out, remaining exterior infrastructure (parking lot, lighting, landscaping, concrete, and the water treatment system), along with the sentry station and guard tower. The ILC facility will include comprehensive exhibits, displays, and an introductory film. The ILC project will be part of an entire complex that houses a Memorial Garden, a restored Military Honor Roll and flagpole, an eight-station interpretive walking trail, a KIA plaque dedicated to those killed in service, and four original camp buildings.
Kara Miyagishima, JACS Program Manager, 303-969-2885