Kate Johnson,HistoryConsulting.com

about Kate Johnson

Upcoming And recent activities

Kate (Kathleen) Eagen Johnson established her independent 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; the High Museum of Art (GA) docents; and others mentioned throughout this website. She has authored many publications on history, arts, and design and has also lectured widely. See her LinkedIn profile for recommendations.


In 2019, Kate was appointed Town of Kinderhook (NY) municipal historian. 


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.  

Essay "Between Marketplace and Museum Space: Edwin AtLee Barber, the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and American Majolica" in Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915; catalog for a traveling exhibition opening at Bard Graduate Center (NYC) in September    


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


Consult on the acquisition of historically appropriate furnishings and tools for the c. 1760 Abraham Hasbrouck House, Historic Huguenot Street, a project funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association  


On May 21, lectured for the Philadelphia Club on E. A. Barber, the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art), and American majolica   


In January 2021, co-led webinar "Reimagining the Abraham Hasbrouck House, c. 1760," with Neil Larson, covering extensive architectural restoration and new furnishing/interpretive plan  


Creator and administrator of the Friends of Town of Kinderhook History Facebook Group, now with 1,900+ members