about Kate Johnson

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Kate Johnson,HistoryConsulting.com

Kate (Kathleen) Eagen Johnson established her independent consulting business in 2011. Her clients have included the Greenwich (CT) Historical Society; Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, IN; Historic Hudson Valley; the Hasbrouck Family Association; 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 writes for Antiques & the Arts Weekly among other publications. She has arranged and led special tours of the Hudson Valley for groups interested in art and landscape history. See her profile on LinkedIn for client and colleague recommendations.


In January 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.  

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


Consulting on the acquisition of objects appropriate for the colonial-era Abraham Hasbrouck House, Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY, a project funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association 


Latest cover stories for Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" (October 11 issue) and "Beyond Midnight:  Paul Revere" (November 8 issue)  


For 2020 Bard Graduate Center exhibition catalogue Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 , ​wrote "Between Marketplace and Museum Space: Edwin Atlee Barber, the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and American Majolica"


With Ruth Piwonka, wrote historical essay and compiled historical resources list for Town of Kinderhook's new website