The public is invited to a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 12, at which community members will plan a commemorative event to mark the closing of Lord's Department Store.
Lord's will close on Feb. 28 after 73 years in downtown Medfield.
The meeting will take place at the Medfield Historical Society, 6 Pleasant Street, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Preliminary plans include an electronic scrapbook and a time capsule.
Organizer Nancy Norris said, "There is a growing number of Medfield residents who are interested in preserving the role of Lord's Department Store in the history and culture of the Town by inviting people to submit entries to a paper and an electronic scrap book to be presented to the Kelly family with a copy to be kept by the Historical Society, allowing people to record verbal histories and by creating a time capsule containing a list of the things that could be purchased, events that have taken place, and connections made by the town's residents because of Lords. These will be delivered at a culminating celebration to take place at Lord's before the end of February."
In preparation of the celebration, people are asked to share their memories, impressions and stories about Lords at the by email to MedfieldRemembersLords@yahoo.com, or by mailing cards, letters, or stories to Medfield Remembers Lords c/o Nancy Norris, 11 Causeway St., Medfield MA 020252, and be sure to invite everyone you know to do the same.
For more information, call Nancy Norris at 359-7520.