On Sept. 27, 2019, local historian and BGHS member Vic Johnson presented the Fleur-de-Lis award to Ken Ponton, who was unable to attend. Here Bonnie Bergeron accepts the award for Ken.

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Ken Ponton awarded 2020 Fleur-de-Lis


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2019 Winter Les Artisans Fair

Location: Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo Center,
213 W 4000S Road, Kankakee, Illinois.
Fair hours are 9am to 3pm.
Vendors may set-up the afternoon before shows from 3-5pm. More vendor info.


2020 Fleur-de-Lis Celebration Dinner

Save the date for the 2020 Fleur-de-Lis celebration - Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the Kankakee Country Club.  All proceeds go toward the restoration and maintenance of Bourbonnais Grove’s first log schoolhouse (1837-48).

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Special guest Noel LeVasseur (Jim Paul, BGHS president) looks on with approval as Bonnie Bergeron displays Ken Ponton's award to Fleur-de-Lis celebration attendees.


BGHS proudly and gratefully recognizes Ken for his 40-plus years of leadership and countless volunteer hours in the preservation of the George R. Letourneau Home, and the French Heritage and Kankakee County Museums.

Bien joué et merci, Monsieur Ponton!