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, Indiana; Historic Hudson Valley; Friends of the Tiffany Reading Room in Irvington, NY; the Hasbrouck Family Association; Kinderhook (NY) Reformed Church and others mentioned throughout this website. She is a contributing writer to 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. Please 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 draws upon experience gained at Historic Hudson Valley and through consulting, advising, and lecturing at other cultural institutions. 

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

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


Latest cover story exhibition reviews for Antiques & the Arts Weekly:  "Rockwell Kent" at the Hyde Collection and "Wiener Werkstatte" at Neue Galerie


​"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 


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


Lecturer and specialist guide for High Museum of Art docents' tour of the Hudson Valley 


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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