June 23, 2018 - The Letourneau Home Museum is open 1-4 p.m.  on Sat., June 23, during the Friendship Festival. Take a break from the heat and learn about the log school house restoration project!

July 4, 2018 - Les Artisans Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds. More info.

September 28, 2018 - Save the date!
Join local history enthusiasts for the 2nd annual Fleur-de-Lis celebration dinner. A French-Canadian cuisine will be served, the Fleur-de-Lis award will be presented, local musician and tenor Brad Benoit will entertain us and we will raise money for the restoration of Bourbonnais Grove's Log School House (1837-48).
Registration and award nomination information will be posted closer to the event.


July 5, 2018join us for refreshments and historical program, followed by a brief business meeting - 7 p.m. on Thurs.,  July 5, 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.


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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