Heart Mountain to be Featured on National Online Historic Tour | Big Horn Basin Media

Heart Mountain to be Featured on National Online Historic Tour

Written by on July 31, 2020

Heart Mountain joins a rarified group of historic places during a national even tomorrow.

The Heart Mountain Interpretative Center will be featured during “America’s Summer Roadtrip,” a live online broadcast created and hosted by The Pursuit of History – a non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country through unique annual events. The goal is to take viewers across the country and through our nation’s history during 12 live tours of national historic sites peppered across the nation. Conducted by leading expert guides, each tour will include a special behind-the-scenes look at areas, exhibits and artifacts that visitors would not get to see even if they went in person.

Heart Mountain has been chosen to highlight a darker but no less important aspect of American history as one of the most prominent confinement camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. Other sites that will be featured as part of the national tour are:

  • Historic New Bridge Landing (River Edge, NJ) – Revolutionary War battle site & Washington headquarters
  • The Rebecca Nurse Homestead (Salem, MA) – Home of woman convicted and executed in Salem Witch Trials
  • Faneuil Hall (Boston) – Cradle of Liberty. The site of historic meetings, speeches, and debates for 275 years
  • Minute Man National Park (Lexington and Concord) – Site of the first battle in the Revolutionary War
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati) – Abolitionist-era museum and education center dedicated to ongoing struggle for freedom and equality
  • The Molly Brown House (Denver) – Famed Titanic survivor’s ornate Victorian-era mansion
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park (West Orange, NJ) – Industrial facility built by Edison in 1887 to research and develop his inventions
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial (Kill Devil Hills, NC) – Site of the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine
  • American Heritage Museum (Hudson, MA) – Military history museum with extensive collection of vehicles from World War II, as well as World War I and other wars
  • Heart Mountain Interpretive Center (Powell, WY) – WW II Japanese American confinement camp
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico) – Ruins of the largest and most advanced ancient Pueblo villages in the Southwest
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park (Near Sacramento) – Site of discovery that sparked California’s 1849 “Gold Rush”

The event runs tomorrow, August 1st, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, with all tours broadcast on the Pursuit of History’s website AmericasSummerRoadtrip.com.

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