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Afternoons at ASI: "I Closed Too Many Eyes" book talk and signing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Afternoons at ASI

Held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in Paulson Hall, ASI’s afternoon series invites artists, experts and other fascinating folk to share their knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community. A new topic is explored in every session. Please join us!

Wednesday, October 10: Book Talk & Signing – I Closed Too Many Eyes

This event was written up in the Star Tribune! Check out the article here. 

  • Bayer Nonen Ross, the son of Swedish immigrants who settled in Southern Minnesota, spent his military service in World War II doing his best to keep soldiers alive. His story was documented in letters he sent home and in conversations with his family. As was true of so many men and women, forgetting wasn’t that easy. Talking about it was even harder. Hear what it was like for the young medic from his brother-in-law, Paul Arneson. Arneson is a retired Air Force Colonel and wrote the book I Closed Too Many Eyes about the Medical Technician Third Class Bayer Ross of Mountain Lake. The presentation will let you know what it was like for Bayer to go through the war day after day, week after week, for nearly three years. The book is available at the ASI Museum store. Arneson will be available for signing after the presentation. More information about the author at:

Afternoons at ASI schedule:

Included in museum admission. No registration required.


For information, call 612-871-4907

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