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
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 12, 2014)
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
Bockius-Orr House, McDonald’s on Main St., Ella’s Café, Erics Deli and
California Grill Restaurant
ALZORA SNYDER & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER
We are currently closed to visitors, donors and researchers while we are moving into our new Archive . No new research requests or projects can be accept during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. We hope to open our new Archive in December and resume accepting research requests. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 8 during our Annual Christmas Tea please come and join us.
GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS...AT PVHA!We are in the planning stages of our annual Christmas Tea. It will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 1-4pm. Come enjoy our beautiful historic house and gardens, and chat with our friendly staff and volunteers about this region's fascinating history. Our ribbon cutting for the new Archive will take place at 2:30 that day.
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 email@example.com. She will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and book the event for you.