BOURBONNAIS GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Le Journal du Village

For over 30 years (until 2013), Le Journal du Village was the primary communication method to our members. Archived printed newsletters are available. Scan the newsletter index and make a request to bbgrovehs@yahoo.com.

Herald articles

In 2014 BGHS began a monthly column in the local newspaper, The Herald. A big Thank You to the Herald staff, who publish these articles each first Thursday. We welcome submissions about Bourbonnais , French Canadian history or related topics. Send articles to bbgrovehs@yahoo.com.



2016
2017
2018
2019
Herald articles in PDF format 2016-2019
Jan
Martin Balthazar dit St. Martin - New France is Lost

The Story of Twin Oaks - 1

Happy New Year! Bonne et Heureuse Annee!
no article
Feb
Going West with Paul & Ida Fortin - part 1
The Story of Twin Oaks - 2
Sweets Have a History in Bourbonnais

Mar
Going West with Paul & Ida Fortin - part 2
Autobiography of Bernice Fortin
Anne Raymond Richard Tells her French-Canadian Story

Apr
Going West with Paul & Ida Fortin - part 3
The Story of Twin Oaks - 3
Pottawatomi Apprehensive about Impending Illinois Statehood

May
An Introduction to Hiram Todd
The Story of Twin Oaks - 4
May 1818: Quaker Abolitionists
Consider Move to Illinois Frontier


Jun
A Story of French-Canadian Resilience
The Story of Twin Oaks -5
1929 Colorado Adventure, Part 1

Jul
The Demise of Bergeron Grove
The Story of Twin Oaks - prequel
1929 Colorado Adventure, Part 2

Aug

no article
1929 Colorado Adventure - Part 3

Sep

The Circle of Catholic Parishes
September 1818: Durham Family Upset with 1st Illinois Constitution

Oct
Growing Up on the Cooper Pony Farm
no article
A consummate been-there-done-that public servant,
The Honorable George Letourneau


Nov
Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard
Hidden History: The Placide Richard House
Early Education in Bourbonnais Grove

Dec
A Conversation with Noel LeVasseur
Let Us Give Thanks to the Preservationists
Those Old Time Winters