The Midcoast area isn’t traditional Downeast, but the upcoming supper at the Dutch Neck Schoolhouse in Waldoboro isn’t a traditional bean supper, either. Members of the public are encouraged to break with tradition on Thursday, June 29 to enjoy a wonderful supper in what was once a one-room schoolhouse. Attendees can visit the historic St. Paul’s Union Chapel before or after supper.
Breaking with the traditional bean supper, the menu will feature the best that Maine has to offer from local waters and local kitchens. Traditional home-baked beans will be accompanied by lobster-and-haddock stew, clam souffle, and chicken casserole, as well as salads, homemade desserts, and beverages. There will be two seatings, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Union Chapel, at 1055 Dutch Neck Road in Waldoboro, was built in 1885 and dedicated in 1886 on land donated by Capt. Aaron Stahl in 1883. The historic chapel is located next to the Dutch Neck Schoolhouse, built in 1883. Originally, regular church services were held in the nondenominational chapel year round. Later, an affiliation with the Methodist Episcopal Church provided seminarians to conduct services at the six area chapels on the church “circuit.” Now, an annual service is held, which this year is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Organized in 1883, the St. Paul’s Chapel Society serves to preserve the chapel and schoolhouse and hosts the annual church service. The supper and other events help to raise funds for the preservation of these two buildings
The cost of the supper is $10 for members of St. Paul’s Chapel Society, $12 for nonmembers, and $8 for children under 10. Membership enrollment may be done at the door.
For more information, call 832-7001.