The Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL and the Watsonville Public Library are proud to present, “An American Story of World War II: the triumph and tragedy of the Japanese-American community during wartime.”
The known history of the area spans a great length of time, and evidence exists of human habitation for more that 10,000 years.
The Watsonville Public Library received a grant from the California State Library for a program called Shades of California: Exploring Our History Through Family Photographs.
The Agricultural History Project and the Watsonville Public Library invite you to participate in the California of the Past Digital Storytelling Project.
These stories share the experiences of Latino Americans living in Watsonville, CA. The stories examine the themes of migration, immigration, childhood, and what it means to be Latino American.
Link to digitized copies of the Kalifornski on the California Revealed website
The “Watsonville is in the Heart” exhibit is a collection of artifacts and photographs of Filipino immigrant families of the manong generation in the Pajaro Valley.
Local Organizations & Local History Resources
Pajaro Valley Historical Association
Santa Cruz County Museums Partnership
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History: Researchers Anonymous
UCSC's Santa Cruz County Historic Photograph Collection