PVHA Temporary Closure

PVHA has been closed to the public since March 17, to comply with the County of Santa Cruz’s order to “Shelter in Place.” We will continue to comply with the order until modified or rescinded. We continue to answer phone calls, collect mail and process essential maintenance items, while adhering to the County’s guidelines for social distancing. We appreciate your patience and support as we work our way through this difficult time and look forward to being able to work with the public as soon as reasonably possible.
Please email or call us at 831-722-0305

 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.


$50,000 Grant from
Community Foundation
Santa Cruz County

Stephen Mallory White
Pajaro Valley’s “Favorite Son”

A Biographical Sketch 
Compiled by Stanley D. Stevens

Annual Vintage Picnic
Has Been Cancelled

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