In the harsh winter of 1872 First Naval Lord Sydney Dacres was found frozen
to the side of an Moroccan merchant ship entering New York Harbor. Upon
thawing his person revealed a small book entitled 'Things That Have Not Yet
Been But Probably Will.' Included inside were various predictions of
historical events of the next century as well as instructions that each
should be enacted on a clear day in front of an audience of no less than
thirty-seven people. Intrigued by the notion, local scholars formed the
first chapter of the Historical Preenactment Society.