Plaza History Association

The Plaza History Association established in 1981, supports interpretive activities in San Juan Bautista State Historic Park (SJBSHP) that increase public awareness of a shared history and heritage.

The association has stocked a period clothing room and library for use by members, docents and volunteers to develop programs. The association provides free brochures and established a scholarship award for the local high school. Two funds, one to help restore historic gardens in the park and the second for future restoration projects, have been established.

In conjunction with State Parks, the association hosts an annual two day event called "Early Days in San Juan," on Father's Day weekend each year. The event features a broad look at life in the 1800s, an 1830 Mountain Men encampment, 1860-1870 buildings, clothing and an 1890 barroom.  Other events are also sponsored by the association, contact the park for more information.

The Plaza History Association has proven itself to be a valuable ally to the parks, visitors and staff at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park.  We are proud of the association's history of supporting the park and the Volunteers in Parks programs. For more information, visit their website and participate by becoming an association member.


Plaza History Association
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
PO Box 813
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
TEL 831-623-4881

Information Section

California State Parks has a valuable relationship with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513. These non-profit charitable organizations are dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve.

Many associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however does not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the materials on these sites.