Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Hosting Summer Workshops | Big Horn Basin Media

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Hosting Summer Workshops

Written by on November 4, 2019

Educators around the country have a chance to apply for a series of workshops on the history of The Heart Mountain Internment Camp.


The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is now accepting applications for two week-long workshops for educators to be held at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center next summer. The workshops, entitled “Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration,” are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation preserves the site where 14,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in Wyoming during WW2. They built and run the museum and interpretive site between Cody and Powell.


Participants will learn about the history of Japanese American incarceration from a renowned group of experts from around the country. The faculty includes former incarcerees from the camps. The workshops are open to full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents – but other school employees and administrators are al so encouraged to apply. If accepted, applicants will receive a $1,200 stipend to assist with travel expenses.


The workshops will take place during the weeks of July 19-24 and July 26-31. The application period closes March 1, 2020.

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