about Kate Johnson

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Kate Johnson,HistoryConsulting.com

Kate (Kathleen) Eagen Johnson established her consulting business in 2011. Her client list includes the Hasbrouck Family Association for Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY; Greenwich (CT) Historical Society; Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, IN; Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills, NY; Friends of the Tiffany Reading Room in Irvington, NY; Kinderhook (NY) Reformed Church; and others mentioned throughout this website. Kate has authored many publications on history, arts, and design and is a contributing writer to Antiques & the Arts Weekly  and Book Review Editor for Nineteenth Century.  She has also lectured widely.

Kates serves as the Municipal Historian for the Village of Kinderhook.    

Between 1993 and 2011, Kate served as Curator and Director of Collections at Historic Hudson Valley, a museum that administers National Historic Landmarks spanning four centuries. Prior to that, she worked as HHV's Registrar. 

She holds a M.A. from the Winterthur Museum Program, University of Delaware, and a B.A. from Syracuse University.  

​​Senate Curatorial Advisory Board Member for the U.S. Capitol

Co-researcher, script writer, and image editor for "Village of Kinderhook, NY - A Walking Tour of the Square and Beyond," illustrated mobile phone tour hosted by Geotourist app; official launch scheduled for Spring 2023   

Book Review Editor for the Victorian Society in America's journal Nineteenth Century;  upcoming review of Jane Nylander's The Best Ever!: Parades in New England, 1788-1940 

Wrote cover stories for Antiques & the Arts Weekly on exhibitions "Sargent, Whistler, & Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano" and "Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman" 

Appointed to Historic Huguenot Street's Collections Committee

Co-delivered an illustrated lecture on Martin Van Buren's Kinderhook for Friends of Lindenwald fundraiser