The Opening of the Donald Groves Building

by Juliette Pelletier

Friday, June 18, 2004 marked the official opening of our new building at 96 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan. Our new location has completely renovated educational and research facilities as well as a new and expanded Library on two floors. This long-awaited historic moment was celebrated by over 150 guests, who enjoyed an appetizing and ample buffet and sipped champagne and wine to the live music of the Laurent Medegli Jazz Trio. The festive atmosphere was enhanced by remarks made by Mr. Donald G. Partrick, President of the ANS, Mr. Roger Siboni, Trustee of the ANS, Mr. John Whitney Walter, First Vice President of the ANS who introduced and thanked Mr. Pete Res, Owner’s Representative. Remarks were also made by a representative for the Honorable Virginia Fields as well as the Honorable Alan J. Gerson, City Council Member, City of New York, whose energetic enthusiasm for the ANS being the first cultural institution to open in Lower Manhattan since 9/11 was felt by all present. Mr. Donald G. Partrick concluded by inviting guests to tour the building.


Mr. Chris Cipoletti, ANA Executive Director & Dr. Ute Wartenberg, ANS Executive Director


Mr. Reed Hawn, Mr. Robert Hoge and Mr. John Whitney Walter


Mr. John Herzog, Dr. and Mrs. Larry Adams, Mr. Thomas Tesoria


Dr. Michael Bates, Mr. Bob Schaaf, Mr. Richard Perrecelli in the new curatorial department


Mr. John Whitney congratulating Mr. Peter Res, ANS building manager on a job well done


Ms. Katharine Siboni, Mr. Roger Siboni and Pamala Plummer-​Wright


Joseph Komljenovich, Mrs. Susan Tripp, Mr. David Tripp, Ms. Margaret Carmody, Ms. Rosemary Lazenby & Mr. Garfield Miller


Mr. Ken Edlow & Mr. Kenneth McKenzie


ANS visitor researching on opening day


Councilman Alan Gerson addressing the crowd and welcoming the ANS to Lower Manhattan


Mr. Frank Campbell, ANS Librarian with Dr. Brooks Levy and friend


Mr. Donald Partrick, ANS President addresses the crowd in the new Main Hall


Mr. Kenneth Cowin, Mr. Kenneth Edlow and Mrs. Mary Edlow


Mr. Reed Hawn, Christina Lehmejian-Karaszewski, Mr. Vicken Yegparian and Mr. Larry Stack


Dr. Richard Stone and Dr. Jack Kroll


Mr. Stanley DeForest Scott, Mr. Ted Withington and Mrs. Withington