In the top photo, from left, Bill and Rosalyn Suffecool and Shirley Logue are shown at the Lawrence Welk Resort in San Diego.
During their stay, they saw the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum at Balboa Park. The scrolls are ancient biblical manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves near Khirbet, Qumran, on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea in Israel. They are more than 1,000 years older than any previously known copies of the Hebrew Bible. Bill, Rosalyn and Shirley visited Qumran during their tour of Israel in March 2007.
An added bonus following the exhibit was to meet and talk to Dr. Michael Hager, the president and CEO of the Natural History Museum. The visit was arranged by the museum's marketing director, Delle Willett. The group was surprised to learn that Hager is a descendant of Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown.