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In 1940, the Pajaro Valley Historical Association was established to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the diverse cultures that shaped California’s Monterey Bay area.  The Bockius-Orr House in the city of Watsonville has been the organization's headquarter since 1997, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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2014 Young Historian Award
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Award Description

The Young Historian Award will be offered annually to an individual or group (age/s 16-25yrs) who has made a significant contribution to the study, conservation/preservation, or enhancement of the history of the Pajaro Valley.  The award will be a single award of $500.

Application due April 17, 2014

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The Young Historian Award is made possible by a donor fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and supported by the Pajaro Valley Historical Association


Current Exhibits
                                                           

Bockius-Orr House, McDonald’s on Main St., Ella’s Café, Erics Deli and

 California Grill Restaurant




Calling all Historians!  Please help us identify some unknown photos from our Archive.  If you have an idea of what they are and where they are/were located, please let us know! 

 



Take a video tour of the BORINA ARCHIVE and ALZORA SNYDER & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER


BORINA ARCHIVE 
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ALZORA SNYDER & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER 
NEWS

RIBBON CUTTING AT THE BORINA ARCHIVE, ALZORA SNYDER, & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER...


President Rob Allen pictured with board member, 
Judy Nielsen

President Rob Allen pictured with PVHA's Archive Cordinator, Regan Huerta.

Thanks to all the hard work of board members, Regan Huerta (PVHA Archive Cordinator), dedicated volunteers, and our local community, The Borina Archive and Alzora Snyder & Jane Borg Research Center is now open!

The ribbon cutting was held December 8th and had a wonderful turn out.

A special thank you to Jane Borg, we wish you could have joined us!


PRIVATE FACILITY RENTALS:  if you would like to rent our beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces for a private event, please contact our Rental Manager, Mrs. Alice Bankhead at (831)722-2087 or email her at alicebankhead@aol.com.  She will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and book the event for you.