Kate Johnson,HistoryConsulting.com

about Kate Johnson

Upcoming And recent activities

Kate (Kathleen) Eagen Johnson established her independent consulting business in 2011. Her client list includes the Hasbrouck Family Association for Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz , NY; Greenwich (CT) Historical Society; Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, IN; Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills, NY; 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. Kate has authored many publications on history, arts, and design and is currently a Contributing Writer to Antiques & the Arts Weekly  and Book Review Editor for Nineteenth Century.  She has also lectured widely. See her LinkedIn profile for recommendations.


Kates serves as the municipal historian for both the Town and Village of Kinderhook.  


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.  

In October, appointed book review editor for the Victorian Society's magazine Nineteenth Century  and municipal historian for the village of Kinderhook 


Wrote cover story on Bard Graduate Center's "Majolica Mania" exhibition, Antiques & the Arts Weekly, October 1, 2021 issue 


Wrote essay "Between Marketplace and Museum Space: Edwin AtLee Barber, the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, and American Majolica" in Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915; catalog for traveling exhibition currently at Bard Graduate Center, NYC


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


Consult on the acquisition of historically appropriate furnishings and tools for the c. 1760 Abraham Hasbrouck House, Historic Huguenot Street, a project funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association  


Creator and administrator of Friends of Town of Kinderhook History Facebook Group, now with 2,000+ members 


Recent lectures for the Philadelphia Club and for New Paltz's Historic Huguenot Street