Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Begins Next Week

Written by on July 17, 2019

Next week begins the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage.

The pilgrimage commemorates the incarceration of thousands of Japanese-Americans at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp between Cody and Powell during World War II. During the week of their annual event, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is inviting the local communities to take part in a number of special events happening at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and at various locations in Cody.

On Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m., Interpretive Center will host a gallery talk for the special exhibit, “Songs on the Wind.” The exhibit explores the musical history of the Heart Mountain camp.

On Thursday, July 25, at 10 a.m., former Heart Mountain incarceree and children’s author Shig Yabu will host a story time event at the Park County Library in Cody. The event will feature a reading of Yabu’s autobiographical picture book, Hello, Maggie!, which tells the story of a magpie that Yabu adopted while at Heart Mountain.

Also on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will host a screening of Sharon Yamato’s short documentary, “Moving Walls, “ which explores the journey of the Heart Mountain barracks.

All events are free of charge, but seating will be limited at many of the venues. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.


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