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.  

Since 2009, Senate Curatorial Advisory Board Member for the U. S. Capitol 


January 2019, appointed Town of Kinderhook (NY) Historian  


​​Furnishings acquisition initiative for colonial-era Abraham

Hasbrouck House, project funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association for Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz


Most recent exhibition cover stories for Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork" (MFA, Boston) and "Agents of Faith" (Bard Graduate Center) 


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


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"

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