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
The Bockius-Orr House theme: "Dresses by the Decades" In honor of Watsonville's 150 year celebration, we invite you to take a stroll through time and be thrilled by the dresses, hats, and toys dating from the late 1800s through 1960s. All of the items have been donated by people of the Pajaro Valley. ... See MoreSee Less