From churches and graveyards to streets and schools, take a tour of our beloved town on the prairie of North Dakota.
What began as a humble log cabin in 1870, then known as Holy Cross Mission, was moved to the current location in 1882. A larger church was constructed in 1888, and then in 1913 the current church was built. It was at the time of its relocation that its name was changed from Holy Cross Mission to St. Benedict’s, supposably to honor Bishop Martin Marty, OSB, the Ordinary of the newly established Vicariate Apostolic of North Dakota.
St. John’s Lutheran Church was built in 1898 just one mile north and 3/4 mile west of Horace. After many years of its services being held in multiple locations prior to its construction, the newly built Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church became a spiritual and social center for many Horace residents, as well as home to a number of pastors throughout the years.
In 1983, a group of senior citizens from Horace purchased the school gym that had been vacant for over a decade. A committee was formed, officers were appointed, and it was official: a new era in Horace had begun.
From events and meetings to a weekly quilting club, the Horace Community Senior Center has been a fixture for the town’s residents for over 40 years.
The Horace grain elevator has been part of our city skyline since 1900. Its outline against the prairie sky reminds you that you are close to our beloved town.
Nearly 100 feet tall and over 28 inches in circumference, Uncle John's Cottonwood Tree is one of the largest trees in North Dakota!
Our sesquicentennial event will be August 17-20, 2023