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.


4th Annual Raffle
Drawing Held

PVHA is 2018
"Organization of the Year"

Watsonville Celebrates
150 years

Link to see our Prize Winners!

To all who have contributed to the
2018 Fundraiser for PVHA.
Together we have raised $12,645

PVHA has been Honored as
the Organization of the Year by
Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture.


PVHA joins the City of Watsonville this year to celebrate the Sesquicentinnial.
Click here to meet Watsonville’s founder Judge Watson

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

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