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Veterans museum in Casper hosting ‘Remembering Heart Mountain’ in June

Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Two small girls, whose grandparents came to the United States from Japan, play with clay toys in the nursery school at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during WWII (Tom Parker, U.S. Department of the Interior file photo)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum will be hosting a presentation titled “Remembering Heart Mountain” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16.

Ishikawa Jessup, communications and marketing director for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will deliver the presentation.

“Jessup will be exploring the history and continued legacy of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp,” an announcement from the museum states. “During the Second World War, the U.S. Government relocated over 14,000 Japanese Americans to northwest Wyoming. Throughout the war, many remained in the state only to find their lives and livelihoods changed forever.”

The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum is located at 3740 Jourgensen Ave. in Casper. People unable to attend in person also have the option to tune into the presentation via Zoom.

“For more information on the program, please visit our Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/717637936043521, or call the Museum at 307-472-1857,” the announcement adds.

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