Camden-Rockport Historical Society will host a public supper Saturday, Aug. 17, 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 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 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 desserts.

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.

The historical society hours for this summer are Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The complex features the Mary Meeker Cramer Museum, the historic Conway Homestead, a working blacksmith shop, barn and maple sugar house.

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