The sweet history of a Chevy named Emma will be brought to life at the Orange museum this weekend

LIFE CHANGING: Dave Perry will talk about the rare old car named Emma at the Orange Regional Museum on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

LIFE CHANGING: Dave Perry will talk about the rare old car named Emma at the Orange Regional Museum on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

A 1926 Chevrolet is one of the most popular exhibits at the Orange Regional Museum.

The old car, known as Emma, has a long link with the city having been the vehicle used by the Hartley family who ran a confectionary business on Summer Street from the 1920s.

The full story of Emma, her owners, and the era in which the business operated is to be brought to light at 2pm this Saturday in the museum’s next floor talk.

Dave Perry, who with wife Larna, discovered and bought Emma at a garage sale in 2015 will discuss Emma’s rich history.

He has become so involved with the car he has written a history of the vehicle which will be on sale from the Visitor Information Centre.

The car was bought from the General Motors dealer, E.C. Cameron and Sons, in Summer Street in the 1920s by the Hartley family.

The car was parked in a shed at the rear of their property in 1964 and has been left in that condition.

The event is free but bookings are essential at https://emmatalk.eventbrite.com.au or phone 6393 84444.

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