Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls will be dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers, along with the full English translation.

At this exclusive Dartmouth event, Susan Ackerman ’80, the Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, will speak about the scrolls and their importance to world religions. Professor Ackerman is a specialist in the religion of ancient Israel and the religions of Israel's neighbors (Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan), an interest she first developed as an undergraduate religion major at Dartmouth.

After a presentation by Professor Ackerman, alumni will have the opportunity to view the exhibitions. This will be a timed-entry experience, because there is a short video introduction to the exhibition. As a result, 40 people will be allowed in every 10 minutes. 

6 p.m.              Welcome and registration
6:30 p.m.         Presentation by Professor Susan Ackerman ’80
7:30 p.m.         Reception and time to view exhibitions
10 p.m.            Event concludes

General                       $65
Young Alumni            $25 (Classes of 2007-2017)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205

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This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or