Our collection consists of dresses, hats, uniforms and children’s clothing dating from the 1800’s.
1890's Ball Gown: Ivory silk two piece dress with ecru lace trim. "Leg o'mutton" style sleeves. Donor: Joanne Baade
Bride's dress - bride unknown. Donor: Jim Negus. West Point Cadet Uniform worn by Windsor Shane Buzza, class of 1988. Donor: Shirley Spain.
1896 Velvet two piece dress with fitted bodice, mandarin collar and silk braid on the skirt. The dress was made in Denmark for Mrs. P.H. Schmidt. She was born in 1852 in Denmark and died in 1920 in Watsonville. Mrs. Schmidt, along with her husband, established Schmidt's dry goods store in Freedom. Donor: Helen Bowen
Did you know the Pajaro Valley Historical Association (PVHA) gives a $500 Young Historian Award every year? It is offered to young people, 16 -25 years old. The award is offered to an individual or group whose project makes a significant contribution to the study, preservation or enhancement of the history of the Pajaro Valley.
To get all the details and the application go to our website www. pajarovalleyhistory.org/young-historian-award/
The Young Historian Award was initiated by an anonymous donor to The Santa Cruz Community Foundation in respectful memory of those who have illuminated our heritage.
Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018. Don't wait...get started now! ... See MoreSee Less