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.
A Soquel Pioneer and Historical Association committee worked four years to create a history of Soquel. The long-awaited book is a newly released title in the Arcadia Publishing Company Images of America Series. It may be obtained for a donation of $22 at the Soquel Porter Memorial Library. As a gift to Soquel, Stan Stevens, Librarian Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, compiled an index that is now available for a donation to benefit the association and library.
Library hours are 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday.
July 28th, 2012 -- 74th Annual Pioneer Picnic at Pringle Grove (click for flyer)
own many artifacts, books and pictures, some of which are at
the Porter Memorial Library on Porter Street in Soquel. It is
the hope of the group to someday have a Museum dedicated to
the history of Soquel so that more can be displayed.
has traditionally taken an active role in promoting the community
and its events, including history talks at the Soquel Porter
Memorial Library, and in 2002, the town's 150th birthday celebration.
Pioneer and Historical Association is an organization of volunteers
and is supported by donations from friends who would like to see
the history of Soquel preserved.
Richard Nutter, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Parsons, Vice President - email@example.com
Lynda Lewit, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Lewit, Treasurer - email@example.com
Ted Maddock - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Daubenbis - email@example.com
Soquel Pioneers, 5270 Pringle Lane, Soquel, CA 95073