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.
PVHA depends on its volunteers.Put your computer knowledge to work in the Archive. Help with the vintage clothing displays in the Bockius-Orr House. Or come down & work in the gardens. Let us know your interests.
Annual Vintage Picnic
Last year, Judy Doering-Nielsen introduced guest speaker George Ow, who captivated the audience when he shared how his family came to Watsonville from China.
Theme: Plaids, Patterns & Prints
This clothing exhibit features a riot of plaids, patterns & prints.
Did You Know? December 23, 1955 Flood of Historic Proportions As we face current flooding conditions, we look back at the flood of 1955, which was the first major flood in over 15 years. After several inches of rain poured down, Corralitos receiving 5 1/2 inches in 24 hours, the Pajaro River reached a peak of 33.2 feet and the massive destruction throughout the County began. ...