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Pajaro Valley Historical Association

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General Agency Information
Name:Pajaro Valley Historical Association
Address: 332 E. Beach St.
P.O. Box 623
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-722-0305
Fax Number:831-722-5501
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Tuesday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Description:Visiting Hours
We are open by appointment or during the hours listed above.

PVHA is a member-supported nonprofit primarily staffed by volunteers. Included are the Bockius-Orr Historic Home (National Register)and Gardens, the Snyder Archive and a small exhibit area of Pajaro Valley artifacts in the Carriage House. The association is open to the public free of charge. The archive includes many historic resources used by teachers, students, researchers and writers. Use of the archive is by appointment. Group and school tours are available by reservation.

Donation: Historical photos, clothing, accessories, furniture and texts.

FEES: For rental of facilities for special events; for copies of photos, printed materials, etc. ordered from the archive.
Mission:The primary objectives and purposes of this association shall be: To promote interest in the history of the Pajaro Valley (covers parts of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties). To gather items including furniture, costumes, photographs, paintings, documents, and other artifacts of historical value.
Facilities:if you would like to rent our beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces for a private event, please contact our Rental Manager, Mrs. Alice Bankhead at (831)722-2087 or email her at
Publications:Newsletter, three times a year
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Pajaro Valley
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:Memberships

Jodi Frensley
Office Admin.

Subject Headings
Facilities/Community Centers
Historic Landmark Preservation
History Museums
Local/Regional History Museums
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified June 28, 2016

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