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It’s time to renew your membership in the Polk County Historical Association. Renewals are due by June 1. Your support of the PCHA helps preserve and promote the wonderful history of Polk County.

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David Hollis Brewer 1942-2023

Susie and David Brewer.

On behalf of the Polk County Historical Association Board of Directors, we extend our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Past President David Hollis Brewer on February 2, 2023. David was born March 2, 1942 in St. Petersburg, and moved to Bartow with his family in 1944.

He was a Real Estate Broker and represented the Bartow Board of Realtors at both state and national levels. He was active in the Polk County Historical Association for over four decades. His love of history led him to involvement in Historic Bartow Inc, Summerlin Institute Alumni celebrations, church, and other local history endeavors. He was an advocate for historic preservation and shared a love for storytelling. He was especially interested in railroad history.

We are especially grateful for David’s steady and thoughtful leadership for 12 years (2010-2022) in the role of President of the PCHA. David will be missed, his contributions will continue, and our many shared fond memories will add to the celebration of his life. Our condolences are extended to his wife Susie, and family.