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: Kathy Uhlan
Secretary: Tonya Sharp
Treasurer: Kathy West
Historian: Tamara Estes
Parliamentarian: Suellen Levy
State Board Representatives: Betsy Denney, Margaret Stiles Storm, 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
2023 Meeting Schedule
2023 Meetings will have a theme of Desperados
April 15 - Colorado Springs
May 20 - Pueblo
June 17 -Saguache County Museum, Saguache, CO
July 15 - La Veta Area
August 19 - Canon City Prison Museum
September 9 - STATE Meeting, Fort Lupton Rendezvous
October 21 - Bent's Old Fort
Anyone needing transportation please contact us. We will attempt to find ride share options.
Prison Museum, Canon City, Colorado
Date: August 19
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Canon City Prison Museum, 201 N. 1st Street, Canon City, CO
Program: Tour the Prison Museum. Meeting and Lunch will follow the tour at a restaurant to be determined.
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.