A little over a week ago, the new Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center opened outside of Cody, Wyoming.
Kevin J. Miyazaki, a very talented photographer, was on hand. He took some pictures that captured the spirit of the event. Here are a few.
A highlight of the Grand Opening was a joint presentation by retired Wyoming Senator Alan K. Simpson (right) and former U.S. Commerce and Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta (left). The two met as boy scouts when Mineta and his family were confined at Heart Mountain. Simpson lived in neighboring Cody.
It was very moving to see former Heart Mountain internees return to the site. Here a group of former internees visit an exhibit showing a barrack room as a resourceful family might have outfitted it in order to make it livable.