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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 05/10/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Public Invited to Attend Program Exploring
Heart Mountain Relocation Center

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office (WFO) invites the public to a free program on May 18 to celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander History Month.

LaDonna Zall's presentation, "Heart Mountain Relocation Center: At the Heart of It," will begin at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, at the WFO. Zall will discuss the experience of Japanese and Japanese-Americans during their incarceration at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, north of Cody, Wyo., during World War II.

The 45-minute program is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council and sponsored by the BLM. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

Zall is a board member and acting curator for the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation. At the age of 10, she witnessed the exodus of the last internees from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, and since her retirement, she has sought answers to her childhood questions about the camp.

Zall's presentation is offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council through its 2010 Humanities Forum. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Council programs explore the human experience: our lives, our communities and our world. Emphasis is placed on fostering forums for discussion among Wyoming residents.

The WFO is located at the east end of Bighorn Ave., at 101 South 23rd St. For more information, please contact Sarah Beckwith at 307-347-5100. For more information about the Wyoming Humanities Council, visit their website at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      PO Box 119      Worland, WY 82401-0119  

Last updated: 05-10-2010