Rocky Point historical exhibit opens Thursday

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Stories, films and countless images have memorialized Warwick’s Rocky Point Park, and an exhibit of artifacts from the city’s one-time amusement park will join them later this week.

The “Remembering Rocky Point Park” exhibit opens at the Warwick Center for the Arts on Post Road with a grand opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Art and memorabilia from the park will be on display, with many items refurbished or salvaged by artists and collectors Sean McCarthy and Jason Mayoh.

Some of the items on display include a ride unit from the gondola lift ride the Skyliner, a car from the dark ride the House of Horrors and items from the Shore Dinner Hall.

Mayoh, who has written both a graphic novel and produced a film, each entitled “Tales of Rocky Point Park,” noted the bulk of the items were collected over the years by McCarthy.

Among those items is the House of Horrors car, which McCarthy restored and displayed earlier this year at Warwick City Hall.

McCarthy said Tuesday that he has wanted to show off the vast collection for some time.

The exhibit and opening reception are free to the public. The exhibit will be on display at the Center for the Arts through June 27.

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