Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII


In recognition of National Humanities Month, United Methodist Communities at Pitman will welcome living history interpreter, Stacy F. Roth of History on the Hoof (Burlington, NJ) who will present Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of World War II.   During her hour-long program, Roth will speak as Rose Helen Niemiec, a 1940’s home maker, who decides to show her support for the war by taking a job as a welder in a shipyard.

According to Roth, “Rose Helen Niemiec was not an actual person. She is a composite of many women who entered defense production positions. My presentation is based on histories and interviews of many women who did just that when their country asked it of them.”

This unique presentation features a character monologue, a display of period artifacts and ephemera, a discussion of women’s participation on the Homefront, and an invitation to the audience to share memories, memorabilia, and personal and family stories of World War II.

The program, which is being offered for FREE to the community, will take place on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Communities of Pitman auditorium. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about this event, contact Alice M. Coghill at 856-589-7800, ext.7417 or  For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau please visit

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