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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.


See Our Venues

2014Vintage Picnic

Was held Saturday June 28th 




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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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Calling all Historians!  Please help us identify some unknown photos from our Archive.  If you have an idea of what they are and where they are/were located, please let us know! 

 



Take a video tour of the BORINA ARCHIVE and ALZORA SNYDER & JANE BORG RESEARCH CENTER

2014 Young Historian Award Recipient 
Ashley Lopez


Please note that our Board Meetings are now from 3:00-5:00pm, but will remain on the third Thursday of the month at the Bockius House. Thank you :)

Our website has recently received minor surgery. If you notice anything wrong, please contact the webmaster.



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.