Dr. Schwehn's talk will reacquaint you with New Mexico's Elfego Baca, the most famous Hispano-American lawman of America's Southwest frontier. Learn about Baca’s illustrious and sometimes infamous career as a New Mexico politician, lawyer, jail breaker, and international mastermind. Largely forgotten or misremembered in modern New Mexican memory, his life and legend will be reviewed as an important strand in understanding the current socio-political complexities of the Land of Enchantment.
Dr. Schwehn obtained his Psychology graduate degrees at New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico. He's worked as a practitioner and administrator in mental health clinics in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces. He was also a college psychology instructor at NMSU-Alamogordo.
This lecture is part of the Latino Americans: 500 years of history programming series. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
History Notes, monthly lectures on historical topics, take place on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please check our webpage or Facebook for a full listing of these and other Branigan Cultural Center public programs.
At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Thursday!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 – 1:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Branigan Cultural Center
501 North Main Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001