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During the Second World War, the United States government detained 120,000 Japanese Americans in camps across the United States. Nine year old Sam Mihara and his family were sent to the relocation camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Today Sam is an award winning presenter, speaking about his experiences before audiences across the United States. On March 14, 2018, the Sheridan County Historical Society will be hosting Sam Mihara at the Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College, in Sheridan. as he speaks about his experiences at Heart Mountain, the daily condition in the relocation camps, the treatment of Japanese Americans, and parallels government policy during the 1940s and today. The program begin at the Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College, at 7:00 pm, made possible by the Wyoming Humanities Council, Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan County Historical Society 7 Museum, and the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.