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.


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PLEASE JOIN US!

We are celebrating all year long our 
75th Anniversary of preserving the 
history of the Pajaro Valley. 
Please join us at our next event the 
Vintage Picnic Saturday June 27, 2015. 
Watch for upcoming information.




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.