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.
Featured Video: Frank Hill
Artist Frank Hill grew up in Capitola California in 1930's and 1940"s. He eventually moved to Soquel where he resides to this day. He had a long career as an illustrator. He assisted Hank Ketcham with the production of "Dennis the Menace" and designed "Peanuts" spin off products for Charles Schultz. He produced the nationally - syndicated "Bugs Bunny" comic strip for Warner Brothers and "Short Ribs" for the News Paper Enterprises Association.
Saturday, July 28th 2018
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR 2019 PICNIC INFORMATION! Deborah Maddock will talk about her father Ted.