Historical Research and
Public Presentations

The Latin “rediviva” means reborn, rebuilt, renewed, recycled

Welcome to Oregon Rediviva

Richard H. Engeman is Oregon Rediviva. Richard is engaged in the history of Oregon as a presenter and author, and as a researcher. His recent blog posts on aspects of Oregon history can be found here, along with information on his public presentations and publications, contact information, and links to other sites about Oregon’s past.

Recent Posts

Blandest of the Bland

As a collector of regional historic restaurant menus, I have a particular eye out for examples from Albany, where I now live, and from the Astoria area, where I grew[…]

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Mayor Munson; and/or, Hannah on the Neawanna

    At the instigation of Jan Dilg of the Oregon Women’s Consortium, I recently contributed an entry to the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National[…]

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Orthel Lathan, Sommelier

The year 1959 marked the centennial of Oregon’s statehood, and the occasion pushed restauranteurs to expect a wave of travelers coming for the doings. The 1950s were a time before Yelp[…]

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