The smokestack that stood over the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II.
A newly constructed guard tower stands over the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center last summer. The center is built on the site where thousands of Japanese-Americans were held during World War II.
The smokestack that stood over the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II is listing 18 inches to the east.
An old foundation remains from one of the hundreds of barracks buildings that surrounded the hospital at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp in the early 1940s.
POWELL, Wyo. — The Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center will share in nearly $3 million in grants awarded to 17 former internment and isolation camps by the National Park Service on Thursday.
Tamara Medicine Cloud, a student in the Facing History and Ourselves program at Wyoming Indian High School, tours the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center on Friday.
HEART MOUNTAIN, Wyo. -- A dozen students from Wyoming Indian High School gathered here Friday to study the plight of Japanese-Americans in World War II and to continue working for cultural unity.
Tom Brokaw, former “NBC Nightly News” anchor and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Greatest Generation,” gives the keynote address at Friday night’s pilgrimage dinner for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center’s grand opening weekend.
Tom Brokaw signs his book, “The Greatest Generation,” for former Heart Mountain internees and their family members. Around 800 people attended Friday’s pilgrimage dinner in Powell, Wyo.
CODY, Wyo. -- After years of hopeful discussion, planning and fundraising, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center is hosting its public grand opening this weekend.
CODY, Wyo. -- After his father died, Jamie Ford began to explore the themes of his family's past.
Steve Leger, executive director of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, discusses the museum's new exhibits and its August grand opening.
POWELL, Wyo. — The day Frank Emi arrived at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp in 1943, a whirling dust storm at the bleak camp imparted a “very forlorn and desolate feeling.”
CODY, Wyo. — Harsh climate and crowded living conditions play as common themes in artwork painted by the occupants of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center nearly 70 years ago.
Christy Fleming, area manager of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, gives students with the University of Wyoming a tour of the center's museum-in-progress on Saturday.
Students with the University of Wyoming gather in what will become the "reflection room" at the new Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, with the landmark Heart Mountain standing beyond the glass.
Kevin Miyazaki, left, has photographed the reuse of old relocation camp barracks for the past four years. His father and grandparents were held at the Heart Mountain camp during World War II.
POWELL — The order issued by the Western Defense Command gave “all persons of Japanese ancestry” just 10 days to pack their bags and assemble at a collection point for relocation.