July 25th 2015
This was 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 was 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 turned his attention to Soquel with ....."A Postcard History of Soquel".
He explored the history of our town by bringing a display of old Soquel postcards to share. He also explained 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? We found 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.
A good time was had by all!
Click on photo for 2015 picnic picture gallery
Photos by Jim Hobbs