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Letourneau Museum

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Created by Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center students.  Hosted by Southern Illinois University (Museum in the Classroom Project).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


George R. Letourneau

George R. Letourneau Home Museum

 

     The George R. Letourneau Home Museum is the one time home of George R. Letourneau.  The Letourneaus raised six daughters, five sons and one grandson in the home.  George R. Letourneau, a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln, was the only person to have had the distinction of having been village president (first) of Bourbonnais and to also have been mayor of the city of Kankakee.  George R. Letourneau also served as the Kankakee county coroner, Kankakee sheriff and state senator.  

      Today the Letourneau home is a museum that contains many artifacts and is maintained by the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society.  The museum is open on the third Sunday of each month (except January, February and holidays).  Call (815) 933-6452 for cancellations or further announcements.

 


The 1883 Kankakee County Alias depicts the Letourneau home.


The house was built between the 1830's and 1840's
and was an ongoing process.