Discover the Fascinating History of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley!
If you're interested in the history of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley, you've come to the right place. Established in 1940, the Pajaro Valley Historical Association preserves, interprets and promotes the history of the diverse cultures that shaped California's Monterey Bay area. The Bockius-Orr House has been our headquarters since 1997, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our Archive houses a historical treasure trove for the community.
Plan your visit today and learn more about the history of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley.
Annual Young Historian Award
The Young Historian Award is offered annually for a significant contribution to the Pajaro Valley history. Click on "About Us" arrow at the top of this page to learn more about how to earn this award.
Dolls of Many Lands
This exhibit features a few of the dolls from the collection of Mae Lord, Watsonville High School teacher from the 1930's through the 1950's. Miss Lord loved to travel and her collection reflects this. Upon her death the Pajaro Valley Historical Association became the guardian of her memories. It is with pleasure we share this with our community.