Placitas Community Library will feature San Antonio de las Huertas Land Grant-Merced heir Rebecca Correa-Skartwed and land grant historian, Jacobo Baca at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15.
Light refreshments will be served.
Correa-Skartwed served as president and leader of her land grant. Baca is the research historian for the University of New Mexico Land Grant Studies Program and New Mexico Land Grant Council.
Baca will give a lecture called “Las Mercedes Que No Mueren: Land Grant History in New Mexico,” a general overview of land grant history in New Mexico, including how land grants were essential to the settlement of the region by Spain and Mexico and how land grant recipients had a complex relationship with the region’s indigenous nations.
Correa-Skartwed’s presentations will be about her family’s journey to the Las Huertas Valley and how their footsteps imprinted on her life.
Placitas Community Library is at 453 NM 165, Placitas. For more information, call 505-867-3355 or visit placitaslibrary.com.