Equal pay as men. Designer clothes. And (eventually) respect.

It’s the story about the Greatest Generation that you haven’t heard


Amazing News from the Homefront Heroines Team!

We’re honored to have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to update and revise the Homefront Heroines website to time with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Coming in September 2020, you’ll see a fully revised website, updated exhibits, new stories from women who served as WAVES and SPARs, and complete searchable oral histories of the 51 women who so graciously shared their stories with us.

We can’t wait to share this update with you.


Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II introduces a group of quirky, independent and determined women who went where no women had gone before: into the Navy as WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. Through a documentary film (six years in the making), this website, a blog and location-based storytelling, this interactive documentary project will reveal a hidden history about a generation who changed the course of American life.



this project is supported by a grant from the ohio humanities council