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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pvha-homeHelp preserve and share with others our community's treasured history. Membership benefits include the quarterly newsletter, invitations to all association events, and extended use of the archives. Learn more about how you can become a member or to volunteer to help out.

Annual Christmas Tea


You are cordially invited to an Old-Fashioned Christmas Tea. Everyone welcome. Donations gratefully accepted.

Sunday, December 6th
1 to 4 p.m.
332 East Beach Street

An Old Fashioned Christmas


The house is now being transformed for the fall and winter. Our doll collection, along with beautiful dresses and hats dating from the 1800’s are now on display. You are cordially invited to come visit.



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