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 29 picnic has been cancelled because of the pandemic.
If we are able to hold it on a future date this year, we will notify you by mail or on this website.
Otherwise, we'll see you next year.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Deborah Maddock at email@example.com