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: Tamara Estes

Vice-President: Margaret Stiles Storm

Secretary: Tonya Sharp

Treasurer: Kathy West

Historian: Betsy Denney

Parliamentarian: Margaret Stiles Storm

State Board Representatives: Tamara Estes, Denise (Anne) Gimlin, Tonya Sharp



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

Current Meeting Info


Date: October 17

Time: Noon

Place: Virtual Meeting through Zoom - Link to the meeting will be emailed out shortly before the meeting. If you would like to be included to get the link, please send your email address to Tamara Estes at

Program: Everyday Life on Colorado's Borderlands: the Archaeology of Ft. Garland

2020 Meeting Schedule

April 18 - CANCELED

May 16 - VIRTUAL Meeting,

June 20 - VIRTUAL Meeting

July 18 - VIRTUAL Meeting

August 15 - VIRTUAL Meeting

September 19 - VIRTUAL Meeting

October 17 - VIRTUAL Meeting




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.

Subscribe to Southern Chapter Newsletter


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