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.


November 2, 2017 - Join us for the next monthly meeting, in our new meeting format: refreshments and historical program, followed by a brief business meeting - 7 p.m. on Thurs.,  Nov. 2, 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.

Fleur-de-Lis Celebration Dinner

Celebrate with us on Nov. 3, 2017. See event details and reservation form. Fleur-de-Lis Award nominations are being accepted through Oct. 1. Complete the online nomination form on our Contribute page.

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Nov. 3, 2017 - Fleur-de-Lis Celebration Dinner. Join us as we honor an outstanding contributor to local French Canadian history.  Details and nomination form.

Dec. 2, 2017 - Les Artisans Fair, the finest arts & crafts show in the area, will be held at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds.