BGHS held its last 2019 meeting on Dec. 5. We look forward to an exciting 2020!

March 5, 2020join us for refreshments and business meeting - 7 p.m. on Thurs.,  Mar. 5, 2020, at the Letourneau Home Museum

Preserving and Promoting Local History

The Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society is headquartered at the George R. Letourneau Home Museum & Adrien M. Richard Heritage Preserve.  Members meet at the Letourneau Home on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. March - December.

The museum is open to the public 1-4 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, March - December, or by appointment.


Lending Library - The museum now has books and DVDs available for checkout.

Items may be checked out during museum hours.

Walking Tour - BGHS and the Kankakee County Historic Preservation Commission have created four historic walking routes through the village of Bourbonnais.

Download the Four Walking Tours  PDF. Routes range between 1 and 2.5 miles.

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2020 Chocolate Tour - the Letourneau Home Museum will welcome chocolate lovers on the Bourbonnais Chocolate tour Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 12-5 p.m.

Les Artisans Arts & Craft Fair - Saturday, July 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Kankakee Fairgrounds. More info for vendors.