Southern Chapter

The Southern Chapter was started in the San Luis Valley in 1940 as the San Luis Valley Auxiliary of the Territorial Daughters.  The Chapter now encompasses all of Southern Colorado.


All members trace their direct ancestry to pioneers that resided in Colorado before August 1, 1876.


Activities that this chapter participates in:


  • Placing markers at historic sights throughout Southern Colorado.

  • Preserving family histories of our members.

  • Publishing the family histories in our book series.

  • Providing scholarships to college women studying history. Project is undertaken with the all four Territorial Daughters chapters.

  • Presenting historic information to other groups.

  • Holding member meetings throughout the year.



President: Betsy Denney

Vice-President: Margaret Stiles Storm

Secretary: Tonya Sharp

Co-Treasurers: Kathy West, Tamara Estes

Historian: Betsy Denney

Parliamentarian: Kathy Uhland

State Board Representatives: Betsy Denney, Tonya Sharp, Tamara Estes



1. Taos Trail - placing markers long the trail in Huerfano County, and developing a driving tour booklet of the trail

2. Doyle School - helping to preserve and protect the oldest school building in Colorado, the Doyle School

​3. Women's Suffrage - Working with other groups to promote the centennial celebration of Women's Suffrage. 

4. TDC State Archives - Accessioning and scanning TDC State Archives

2022 Meeting Schedule


2022 Meetings will have a theme of Mining activities in Colorado.

Jan - Special Event

April 23 - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs

May 21 - Pueblo Area

June 11 - STATE Meeting - Program at Pikes Peak Library East Library 10-1.

July 16 - Huerfano County Area

August 20 - Canon City Area

September 17 - San Luis Valley Area -

October 15 - Pueblo Area


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State TDC Meeting


Date: June 11

Time: Program - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Business Meeting to follow

Place: East Library,5550 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

Program:  Pikes Peak Library District Regional History Symposium. To Register for event go to:



The Southern Chapter provides a quarterly electronic newsletter to all members that have provided an email address to receive it. A copy of the current newsletter can be viewed by clicking the button below.

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