Cato Days takes local students through 1880’s experience

CATO, Kan. – Southeast Kansas students explored life in the 1800’s at Cato Days.

The 1869 Cato Schoolhouse is once against hosting “Cato Days” which continues into Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Today, students got a look at civil war weapons, blacksmithing, and how farm-to-table worked back then.

Organizers also had an Osage tribe display with several items students learned about.

Cato Days 2021 FlyerWhile Thursday and Friday were for students, Saturday’s Cato Fall Tour is open to the public.

Organizers will host a historical reenactment, musical features, vendors, ham and bean feed, hayrack ride and more.

Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Historic Cato, Kansas is located at the corner of 720 Ave. and 200 St., in Arcadi, Kansas.

Directions: On U.S. Highway 69 between Ft. Scott and Pittsburg, Kansas, turn west on 720 Avenue, one mile north of the Arcadia turn-off (or one mile south of the Bourbon County line). Go west for one mile, then turn north for 1/2 mile and then left one mile to Cato.

You can learn more on the Cato School website.