People interested in history often forget their own history in pursuing that of others. Like everything else, this site has a history.

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The Flagon and Trencher web site started as an additional page on the personal web site of Jim Churchyard and Al Parker on 2 May 2002. It grew from there include such things as a list of meetings, tables of contents of our taverner biography volumes and some general information and links. But, the ISP hosting this site shut down. After some investigation we found a new host which enables us to have our own domain name.

The following table shows the major events in the life of this web site. The first column is the date in year, month, and day sequence. Obviously not every tweak to the site is shown. It is arranged from most recent to first establishment of site. The latest layer of this history comprises the "What is New?" layer. While earlier layers may not seem as interesting they do document the changes which have occurred to produce the current site.

Date  Event
2013.08.15 Photos reorganized into annual folders, transparent to user
2013.06.22 Photos from our 2013 Meeting added
2012.07.04 Photos from our 2012 Meeting added
2012.07.04 Photos from our 2010 Meeting added
2011.01.21 Several changes to announce Volume XIII of the Colonial Tavernkeepers series
2010.11.17 Several changes to accommodate James K. Raywalt's name change to Alexander N. Bannerman
2009.06.20 Photos from our 2009 Meeting added
2008.11.02 Several changes implemented to designate James Raywalt as record extraction coordinator
2008.06.21 Downloadable application form added and corresponding info from order form removed
2008.04.21 The Tavern and the Ferry reference added
2007.11.03 Roster selection removed from order form
2007.09.03 Photos from our 2007 Meeting added
2007.01.27 Site Search Engine installed
2006.11.26 Photos from our 2006 Meeting added
2005.09.29 Toasts and Toasting Customs added
2005.07.23 In Memoriam page for Barbara Carver Smith removed
2005.07.23 Our Society Officers - A Tribute added
2005.07.23 Photos from our 2005 Meeting added
2005.06.30 Record Extraction Project Announcement added
2005.06.15 Link to Review of Sharon Salinger's Taverns and Drinking in Early America added
2005.04.26 Page for Kids Enlarged with Max's Questions
2005.04.24 Link to Connecticut Historical Society's conservation of old tavern signs added
2005.04.23 Page of Contact People within the Society added
2005.01.30 Name of tavern not needed for membership made explicit
2004.11.01 Entire site migrated to
2004.10.25 icon to show up in user's favorites (bookmarks) list Icon added to show up in user's favorites list
2004.10.19 In Memoriam page for Barbara Carver Smith added
2004.08.17 Link to Smith Tavern in NH added, went dead, now removed
2004.07.01 Photos from our 2004 Meeting added
2004.05.31 Order form and Member Update Page added
2004.04.06 Press release of Vicky Moon's book on Middleburg added
2003.12.18 Reference for Kym Rice's book added
2003.12.05 Insignia Pin description added
2003.12.04 Membership Certificate example added
2003.08.15 Incorrect minimum age requirement removed
2003.08.08 Reference to Libations of the 18th Century added
2003.08.02 This site history page added
2003.07.30 Good Repute of Colonial Tavern Keepers added
2003.07.05 Reference for history of the fork added
2003.07.03 Photos from our 2003 Meeting added
2003.04.07 Page for Kids Enlarged with Kevin's Questions
2003.02.04 Page for Kids Started with Anthony's Questions
2002.11.08 Biography Volumes Table of Contents added
2002.05.18 Site Map added
2002.05.13 References and Links page added
2002.05.02 Meeting History added
2002.05.02 Flagon and Trencher web home established
2001.11.01 Jim and Al's web page first started