The Camden-Rockport Historical Society will host its first public supper of the season Saturday, July 12, 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 historic Conway House complex on Route 1 just south of the Hannaford store at the Camden-Rockport town line.

Entertainment will be provided by Miners Creek Bluegrass Band for all four of the season's suppers.

The supper will start 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, homemade coleslaw, biscuits with real butter, a pickle or two, plus an iced drink or coffee, as well as a selection from the table of homemade pies.

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and members, and $5 for children age 6 to 12 (no charge for younger than 6). Those who become new members of C-RHS will receive one free meal.

All proceeds from the supper will be dedicated to the building repair fund.

C-RHS will be hosting additional bean suppers on Aug. 9, and Sept. 13.

For more information contact the Historical Society at or by calling 236-2257.