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
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.