With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like setting - Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning 4 generations. Part of what makes Benares so unique is that more than 95% of the artifacts in the house are original to the Harris family and this home. Benares and most of its contents were donated by the three great grandchildren of Captain Harris -- Geoffrey Harris Sayers, Dora Sayers Caro and Barbara Sayers Larson. It was restored and fully furnished with Harris Family items and opened to the public as Mississauga's newest museum in 1995.
The Visitor Centre at Benares hosts an interpretive gallery about Benares Historic House and its original residents; it also includes an Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays.
Public Volumes brings together exhibitions, public programming and writing that centre around broad interpretations of spatial justice. These many projects focus in or out from a particular location or series of locations, fostering deeper insight into why space matters.
Come watch young poets leave it all on thestage at the first ever Poetry Slam hosted by the City of Mississauga. Reserve your seat now!
Spend this Mother's Day indulging in the art of high tea while exploring one of Mississauga's oldest heritage homes. Featuring That's cool! Fashions that Ruled 1965-1975: This 'couture to commonplace' presentation of iconic 60s and 70s.
The City of Mississauga invites submissions for digital, screen-based artworks in all genres as part of the Art on the Screens Program. Works may be submitted by individual artists, arts collectives, and film or digital media festivals.