historic vs historical :

historic or historical

The meaning of “historic” has been narrowed down to “famous in history.” One should not call a building, site, district, or event “historical.” Sites may be of historical interest if historians are interested in them, but not just because they are old. In America “historic” is grossly overused as a synonym for “older than my father’s day.”

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  • s  belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historic victories
    historical (or historic) times
    a historical character
  • s  important in history
    the historic first voyage to outer space

  • a  of or relating to the study of history
    historical scholars
    a historical perspective
  • s  having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    the historical Jesus
    doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    actual historical events
  • s  belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historical (or historic) times
    a historical character
  • a  used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
News & Articles

  • Historical Society Looks To Preserve Past
    Cataloging, digitizing project is ongoing Established in late 1999, the Floral Park Historical Society (FPHS) continues to move forward with its mission to promote historical research and educate residents about the rich history of Floral Park and Long Island. Over the past 14 years, the society has garnered a collection of artifacts that range from early 1900s newspaper clippings to a charred ...
    June 15, 2013 - Floral Park Dispatch
  • Tewksbury Historical Society Meeting set for June 29th
    The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its 20th annual meeting on Saturday, June 29th starting at 1:00pm in the Tewksbury Library. The library is not normally open but will be for this special pre
    June 15, 2013 - Tewksbury Town Crier
  • Historical Society trip to Culinary Institute, Locust Grove
    CHESTER — Join the Chester Historical Society on Tuesday, June 18, for a day trip to the culinary Institute of America and Locust Grove, home of Samuel F.B. Morse.
    June 14, 2013 - The Goshen Chronicle