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
Treasurer: Kathy West
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
2023 Meeting Schedule
2023 Meetings will have a theme of Desperados
Jan - Special Event?
April 15 -
May 20 -
June 17 -
July 15 -
August 19 -
September - STATE Meeting, Tentatively Fort Lupton Rendezvous
October 21 -
Anyone needing transportation please contact us. We will attempt to find ride share options.
Date: April 15
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.