Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico’s history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. This presentation addresses the social cultural, economic, and political history as well as jurisprudence. Presented by Dr. Stefanie Beninato, a long time public historian working on projects ranging from archaeolgoical surveys to genealogy, land use, and water law.
Adults $5, Children 16 years and under are free.
Sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the New Mexico Humanities Council. Please call 575-202-1638 for more information.
Location: Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Old Mesilla.