This past Tuesday, the Village of Bourbonnais held a ceremony celebrating the reopening of the newly restored Bourbonnais Grove Log Schoolhouse. Dating back to 1837, the schoolhouse served just over 10 students up until 1848, where it then became a home to French-Canadian families from 1848 to 2010. The ceremony included statements from people such as Bourbonnais Mayor Paul Schore, Consul General of France Yannick Tagand, Dr. Jim Paul, and former residents of the schoolhouse. The ceremony ended with a celebratory ribbon cutting, a self-guided tour of the schoolhouse and, as with any celebration, cake and cookies.
View all the photos taken by our intern, Colin Furrow, from the dedication ceremony below.