Camden-Rockport Historical Society will host a public supper Saturday, July 13, at 5 p.m., featuring beans cooked by Maynard Stanley Jr. the old-fashioned way — in a hole in the ground. The supper will be held at the society's historic Conway House complex, on Route 1 just south of Hannaford in Camden.

The supper starts at 5 p.m. and will continue until the beans — Maine yellow-eyed beans cooked underground — run out. The price of the ticket includes beans, a Kirshner hot dog, coleslaw, biscuits with real butter, and a pickle or two, plus an iced drink or coffee, as well as servings from the table of homemade pies. Two other suppers also are planned for Saturday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 14.

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and members, and $5 for children age 6 to 12 (no charge for children under 6). Those who become a new member of the historical society that evening receive one free meal.

For more information call the Camden-Rockport Historical Society at 236-2257 or visit the website at