The Pajaro Valley Historical Association is honored to receive a $50,000 grant from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County to advance our organization’s capital and historic preservation project.  Thank you to Board members Judy Nielson, President, and Ralph Jacobs, Treasurer, for their efforts in obtaining this grant.

The project began May 1, 2019 and will be completed by January 31, 2020 at our 150 year old historic property on 332 East Beach Street, Watsonville. The grant from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County will support the preservation of the house and archive, enable new advancements in digital technology,  maintain the archived photographs, literature, oral histories, and vintage clothing.

We at PVHA appreciate the support from the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. Visit their website at