Event: Peanut Butter, Beer and Maya Angelou: Three Things Proudly St Louis

Registration is required for this event. Due to the service of alcohol, no one under 21 will be admitted. Any persons with nut allergies are strongly encouraged not to attend.


Experience history! Join celebrity historian Raffi Andonian on April 8 in the Carnegie Room of Central Library from 1 – 3 p.m. as he explores St. Louis history highlighting how our Fair City has shaped the world we live in today.

  • Who is Dr. Ambrose Straub and how did his patent and sliced bread come together in St. Louis to make peanut butter an American staple?
  • Even schoolchildren in St. Louis know about Adolphus Busch, but how did Budweiser become the King of Beers?
  • Who was Marguerite Annie Johnson and why is 3130 Hickory Street now known as City Landmark #129?

Old Bakery Beer and Mound City Shelled Nut Company (yes, peanut butter and beer!) will provide FREE samples for all attendees. And as if that is not enough, native St. Louisan, artist, actress and author Basmin Nadra will recite ‘On the Pulse of Morning’ a poem made famous by Maya Angelou herself at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton.

*Old Bakery Beer is USDA Certified Organic. The ingredients used to make the beer are of the highest quality environmentally conscious products. In the brewery, Old Bakery Beer uses only North American malts and hops, and 100% USDA-certified organic ingredients and processes. https://www.oldbakerybeer.com/

Suitable for:Adults
Type:Classes, Lectures, and Workshops
St. Louis Central Public Library Downtown


1301 Olive Street
St. Louis MO 63103

Get Directions

  • Phone: (314) 241-2288
  • Contact:
  • Joe Schwartz Telephone: (314) 539-0347 Email:jschwartz@slpl.org


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