Four generations of the Harris family lived at Benares. It is important to note that 95% of the family artifacts are original to the house, making this a unique and special collection. Benares is interpreted to the year of 1918 during World War I. Three generations of the family were in residence at the same time during this period. The house and collected artifacts illustrate the social history of Clarkson and Mississauga at that time, set against the losses and victories of war.
A base of 8200 artifacts are in the Benares collection. Items range from the 1800s to the present and include artifacts related to WWI and in particular, Egerton Sayers, who died in battle in June 1918. The artifacts portray a time, place and mood of the Great War in Canada with mementoes and original letters from the Front.
Join us as we transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August. From Rock the Arts Puppets to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life!
Whether you're a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres.
Drop by the Bradley Museum to learn more about our Heritage Kitchen Garden, representing the foods early settlers grew in Upper Canada in the 1830s. On the last Sunday of the month, Museum Interpreters are on site to lead curated garden tours and demonstrations in Bradley House kitchen.