Please mark your calendars and join us for our Fall Friendraiser on October 17, 2018 at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts in Twin Falls, Idaho! With the opening of Minidoka National Historic Site’s new Visitor Center in 2018, we want to share the story of the Minidoka experience with our Southern Idaho Friends and neighbors.
The program will include an introduction to the incarceration experience at Minidoka and a presentation of Minidoka spoken word videos about individual Minidoka stories. FoM is sending three individuals to the 2018 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage to create digital stories about their family experience in Minidoka. The presentation of the videos will be followed by a Q & A session, updates from Friends of Minidoka and the National Park Service, and plans for the future of Minidoka. This will be followed by a keynote message by Doug Nelson. Doug is the Vice-Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation; Chair of the CDC Foundation, and former Chief Executive Officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The evening will conclude with a meet and greet session with the artists who made the videos, FoM board members, NPS staff, and other presenters. Hors d’oeuvres will be catered.
We want to thank the Board and staff of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation for their support, especially the Board Chair, Shirley Higuchi, and Vice-Chair Doug Nelson. We also want to express our gratitude to Camille Barigar for supporting us as the MC for the event. And finally, we want to acknowledge the hard work of Executive Director Mia Russell, the FoM Executive Committee and Director Ron James. We are very excited about this opportunity to share the Minidoka story with our community and hope to see you there!