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 Members at the 2016 Annual Vintage Picnic


Help 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.

2016 Vintage Picnic Guest Speaker Mr. George Ow, Jr. & PVHA President Judy Nielsen


"From China to the Pajaro Valley" was the title of the captivating speech by Mr. Ow.


Watsonville Chinese Band Exhibit


PVHA's current exhibit features pictures, clothing and items from the Chinese community in Watsonville circa 1930s.  It is with pleasure we share this with our community.



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

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