On Thursday, May 10, we’re taking you back in time to the golden age of Ocean State amusement parks for our Spring Forward … Think Back benefit celebration, Midway Memories.

Our dreamland of the past will be held on the grounds of the Aldrich House, featuring “fair”-inspired fare from some of Rhode Island’s favorite caterers, cocktails, Caserta & Bell’s photography exhibit on the Crescent Park Looff Carousel, arcade games from Spring Lake, Potter Photography’s photo booth, and plenty of surprises.

You can try your luck at our silent auction, and you’ll be amazed at the wondrous displays, just as you would have been a century ago in Riverside … minus the roller coaster, of course!

All tickets include food, drink, exhibit entry, and entertainment. Patron tickets are $150 and include the 5:30pm VIP reception with prosecco, small bites, sneak peeks, and exclusive access. General admission is just $50 per person, with a 6:30pm entrance.

Please click here for tickets!

All proceeds benefit the RIHS’s mission to “Remember, Interpret, Honor, and Share” Rhode Island’s history through our events, exhibits, programs, educational initiatives, publications, and collaborations.

Please note: A week prior to Spring Forward, on Thursday, May 3, we’ll host a panel of enthusiasts, collectors, local industry leaders, and historians of Rhode Island’s rich legacy of amusement parks, arcades, and resorts. FREE registration here!

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