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Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Fair - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 4, 2019 at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo Center. More info.

2019 Fleur-de-Lis Celebration Dinner - 6 p.m., Sept. 27, 2019. Honor our 2019 Fleur-de-Lis Award recipient and help raise funds to restore Bourbonnais Grove's first log schoolhouse.  More info, nominations and reservations.


August 1, 2019join us for refreshments and business meeting - 7 p.m. on Thurs.,  Aug. 1, 2019, at the Letourneau Home Museum.  Members will vote on the use of the Frances Cooper Wertz bequest.

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.