History of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11 AM to 3 PM. | Plus: The 2nd Saturday of every month, 11 AM to 3 PM.

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.

Get Involved

Annual Raffle Fundraiser


Bring the family for our 2nd Saturday – The archive & house will be open, and a special children’s hands-on exhibit in the garage.

Raffle Winners Have Been Notified.
Prizes worth more than $2,000. Drawing was October 11, 2017 .


Display features uniforms, fashions and WWII-era memorabilia, including this photo of Frank Orr, who owned Bokius-Orr House.

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

Website Development: Melody Sharp