The log structure that stood at 493 S. Main Street from 1837 to 2011 was Bourbonnais Grove's first school and a meeting place for Methodist circuit riders.
After 1848 it was home to several notable Bourbonnais residents. The hand-hewn logs from the demolished structure were preserved and used in the restoration.
BGHS, Village of Bourbonnais and French Heritage Society worked together to restore the schoolhouse in 2021-22. A dedication was held on November 15, 2022.
A self-guided tour of the schoolhouse is available for download.
Your donation will help preserve this unique and historic building on the Letourneau Home Museum grounds.