History of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley

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.

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Volunteers Wanted!

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.  

Learn more about how you can become a member or volunteer to help out.

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