Temporary Closure

As of 12/06/2020, there has been a reissuance of the shelter in place directive by the Governor and County health officials for Santa Cruz County. We are complying with those directives until they are rescinded hopefully early January of 2021. 

We are sorry for any canceled appointments, and inconvenience created by this action. We encourage you to visit our web page, and monitor Facebook, as we will post changes there first. Also monitor our phone message 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.


Celebrating 100 Years

Annual Meeting

Goodyear Blimp Columbia

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