Welcome to PVHA 


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.


See Our Venues

PAJARO   VALLEY   HISTORICAL   ASSOCIATION

1st   ANNUAL MAIL IN RAFFLE

Tickets: $5.00 each, or 6 for $25.00

Drawing held on 9/30/2015 at PVHA at Noon

Winners will be notified by phone on 10/1/2015


First Prize

Gourmet dinner for 8   at the Bockius Orr House

prepared by

Martha Muzzi & Judy Nielsen.

Value:  Priceless


Second Prize

Mixed case of wine

Donated by PVHA Board & Volunteers

Minimum total value of $300.00


Third Prize        

Auto Detail by      

Gilbert’s Auto Detail

Donated by: Peter Navarro

Value: $200.00







Current Exhibits

Historical items and photos from the PVHA are on display at the following locations:

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


Bockius-Orr House/Fords Department Store Display


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

(click above)

We are offering a $500 award to any student between the ages of 16 and 25 for a project about the history of the Pajaro Valley.

This project is very flexible.In fact, the student may have already worked on a project that aligns with our topic: an event, a place, or a people who have affected the history of the local community.





BORINA ARCHIVE 
and
ALZORA SNYDER & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER 
NOW OPEN



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.