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 this traditional celebration that keeps the past alive.
Upcoming Events: Our Annual Potluck Picnic.
July 25th 2015, 12: noon we will host our 77th Annual Pioneer Potluck Picnic at Pringle Grove. All are invited. There is no cost, but please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Coffee and water will be provided.
This is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon making new friends, enjoying displays and scrap books and learning a little bit about the history of Soquel
Our Speaker this year will be Frank Perry, Curator of the Capitola Historical Museum. Over the years, Frank has accumulated an extensive collection of postcards. His newest exhibition at the Capitola Museum is about a history of Capitola through postcards. For his talk he will turn his attention to Soquel with ....."A Postcard History of Soquel".
He will explore the history of our town by bringing a display of old Soquel postcards to share. He will also explain the picture postcard,s dramatic early history when at the start of the 1900's, before world war one, a postcard craze swept the nation. They were the exciting new method of communication, sort of like E-mail, twitter and text-messaging all rolled into one. But what about today? Is the postcard an endangered species? Come and find out at this year's picnic.
Frank Perry was born and raised in Santa Cruz and attended local schools, including Cabrillo College and UCSC. For many years he worked as an independent contractor, researching, designing and building natural sciences and historical exhibits of museums and park visitor centers. He is te author of numerous articles and books and sits on the boards of several historical organizations.
His personal website is http//www.frankperry.weebly.com.