Now Open For Appointments

As of June, 24, 2020, Museums have been opened to conditional observation of the standing orders by the health department. PVHA is both a Museum and an Archive. Both are open to appointments between 11am and 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or other prearranged days. Those without an appointment are encouraged to phone or email to see if staff are able to accommodate. All visitors are required to provide their own PPEs – Face Mask minimum.  Spatial distancing will be observed. Donations of physical artifacts are encouraged, but a phone photo is asked for before bringing to PVHA. Those images may be emailed to: [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding and support for this mutually trying time.


 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.


Celebrating 100 Years

Winners Announced !

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