Closed for Juneteenth Holiday

  • Monday, June 19, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. 

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

For more information about this holiday and the ways Cornell supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion please visit https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources


Franklin County Courthouse
355 West Main Street, Suite 150
Malone, New York 12953-1826

Last updated March 1, 2023