Organized in 1938, Soquel Pioneer and Historical Association is a community organization that sponsors an annual picnic each July to commemorate the town’s history and its role in the development of Santa Cruz County. There are no membership restrictions.
Everyone interested in sharing and preserving Soquel history is invited to participate in the annual picnic celebration that keeps the past alive.
We also maintain a History Room at the Porter Memorial Library on Porter Street. The room is open to anyone who wants to explore Soquel history through displays. books and scrapbooks.
Jim Hobbs tells the amazing story about his ancestors' journey to Soquel.
Jim is the current president of the Soquel Pioneer and Historical Association.
He is the son of Marion Hobbs, former Soquel Postmaster and Francis Hobbs, former Soquel Elementary School secretary.
Our July 25 picnic has been cancelled because of the pandemic.
Hopefully we will see you next year.