Carlsbad is located in the Chihuahuan Desert along the banks of the Pecos River in southeastern New Mexico. Carlsbad was originally christened the Town of Eddy in 1888. A few years later, with the commercial development of local mineral springs for medicinal qualities, the town changed its name to Carlsbad, after the famous European spa Karlovy Vary, Bohemia. Carlsbad gained international recognition in 1930 when President Herbert Hoover declared Carlsbad Caverns a National Park. Located about 20 miles south of town in the Guadalupe Mountains, it was designated a World Heritage Site in 1995.
Our Thomas Jefferson Chapter was organized in 1925 with thirteen charter members, and, after more than eighty years, continues striving to embody the DAR motto of "God, Home, and Country." Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month, Sept.-May in members' homes. Special events, such as parades, school presentations, and holiday events are scheduled throughout the year.
Our chapter is made up of twenty-two members, with interests in preserving history, supporting education, and promoting patriotism in our schools and communities through the work of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m., September to May. For questions, or meeting information, please contact our Chapter Registrar.