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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.


Christmas Open House - share some Christmas cheer Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, 1-4 p.m. at the Letourneau Home Museum. Holiday refreshments will include warm cider and seasonal sweets.

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

2019 Fleur-de-Lis Award recipient is Ken Ponton, a BGHS charter member who was instrumental in restoring the George R. Letourneau Home. Details.


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 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