Eric Musgrove is a seventh-generation resident of Suwannee County. Growing up on the family's country homestead, he quickly developed a love for history that has remained strong throughout his life. The 1996 salutatorian of Suwannee High School, Eric was also a December, 1997 valedictorian of Montgomery, Alabama's Faulkner University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History at the age of 19. Returning home to Suwannee County in 1998, Eric began working for the Suwannee County Clerk of the Court. He remains there today as Historian and Records Manager, among other duties.
Eric has been the youngest member of the Suwannee County Historical Commission since he was appointed to it in 2003. He was treasurer from 2007-2014 and since October of 2014 has served as its Chairman. Eric is a frequent presenter of local history and has been mentioned in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, London Daily Mail, among hundreds of other prominent national and international newspapers. In early 2012, Eric was awarded the 2011 Trailblazer Award by the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce for his work in preserving and presenting local history. He also publishes a weekly historical column for the Suwannee Democrat.