With the return of regular updates to Mary Stu's Tavern in April 2009, and the discovery of the news that the site's original and only home, Geocities, was soon to cease operations, I decided to gather all of the material I had saved on two previous laptop computers, one a Compaq Presario using Windows 95 and the other a Toshiba Satellite using Windows 98, and gather some of the old stuff to create this satellite site to the Tavern. The purpose is to give veteran visitors to the Tavern some memories of their past tours through the site, and those sites to which the Tavern was once linked. The museum will also provide new visitors, and also new fans of Mary Stuart Masterson, some idea of what Web sites about the actress and her movies were out there in 1998 and earlier. Some people visiting today were not old enough to be on the Internet in 1998-2005, and might not have even been born when the site first went up. With the exhibits in these pages, they can find out what the sites were like then, what kind of technology was available to create and maintain them, and some of the thoughts of visitors recorded in the Guestbook. Also, there will be some exhibits of news events in those years, popular movies and TV series, old special event pages from the Tavern, a tribute to Claudia Kehl of Switzerland, the Tavern's greatest newshound and Webmistress of her own MSM site, and a salute to Geocities for making all the memories possible. There are now four main pages of exhibits including the hardware and software used to generate the site, and the process of creating the atmosphere of the Tavern.
Your tour will be both entertaining and, I hope, interesting. We try to make pages fast loading, so it won't take up too much of your time.