Open For Appointments

Holiday Hours: We will re-open for appointments January 4, 2022.

Thank you for checking our availabilities and times. We are OPEN by appointment only for both the Museum and the Archive. Please schedule for available times, TUE, WED, THRS 11 am – 3 pm.

Please phone for appointment: 831.722.0305 or email:

If you do not have an appointment you are encouraged to phone us upon arrival to see if we can accommodate you. Please arrive with face mask, and be prepared for a temperature check.


 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

Annual Fundraiser!

Goodyear Blimp

Become a member or volunteer to help out.