Preserving the history of a city is not just about saving old buildings, but preserving life and times of the people those buildings served. “Stories of White Eagle Hall” is an ongoing project by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) to document the history of White Eagle Hall.

White Eagle Hall was a community mainstay throughout the 20th century, its restoration by the Ben LoPiccolo Development Group (BLDG) and reopening in 2017 returned this historic theater and public assembly facility back to the community. White Eagle Hall is a historically significant building that is eligible to be listed on state & national registry of historical places and its restoration earned BLDG an Excellence in Preservation Award by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy. “Stories of White Eagle Hall” preserves the community history this remarkable building represents. For generations of Hudson County residents, White Eagle Hall was the setting for thousands personal milestones and memories from dances, dinners, weddings to the practice court of the championship Saint Anthony Friar’s high school basketball team. “Stories of White Eagle Hall” seeks to tell the history of a building and a city by preserving memories and documenting actual personal experiences.

Do you have a White Eagle Story? Or do you have a friend or relative who has a White Eagle Hall “story”? We want to hear it. Please go to our Contact us page and find out how you can be part of this Oral History project.

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“Stories of White Eagle Hall” is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. This project was also made possible through the generosity of Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, the Board of Directors of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC), private donors and local Jersey City businesses.