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.  

about Kate Johnson

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RECENT and Upcoming activities

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


Contributing Writer for Antiques & the Arts Weekly  


Consulting on a refurnishing initiative for the colonial-era Abraham Hasbrouck House, Historic Huguenot Street, a project funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association 


For upcoming Bard Graduate Center exhibition catalogue, ​wrote essay on curator Edwin Atlee Barber, Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and American majolica


Lecturing on Furnishing Strategies for Historic Interiors at Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, on October 12  


With Ruth Piwonka, co-wrote history section and compiled resources list for Town of Kinderhook's future website