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.

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.  

Sample projects and activities

Reappointed to the Senate Curatorial Advisory Board for the United States Capitol 


Latest cover stories for Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America," (Milwaukee Art Museum) and "Georg Jensen Silver" (Art Institute of Chicago)


For upcoming Bard Graduate Center exhibition catalog. essay on Edwin Atlee Barber, the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and American majolica 


​​Abraham Hasbrouck House Furnishing Plan Vol. II and companion research reports, funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association for New Paltz's Historic Huguenot Street


​"Greenwich Faces the Great War," Greenwich (CT) Historical Society, curated gallery exhibition and historic-house installation


Curatorial and historical consultant team member for the reimagined William Conner House at Conner Prairie 


Lectures including "Emblems of State: Art & Historical Objects of the U. S. Senate," "The Hudson River School of Art & Its Influences" and "Illustrated Books & 19th-Century Architectural Design"

about Kate Johnson