Dr. Jennifer M. Murray will speak on the preservation of the Gettysburg National Battlefield at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University.

The presentation is the third in the annual Sherwood Speaker Series, offered by the Sherwood/Rader Farm Park.

Murray is a faculty member at Oklahoma State University. She is an American military historian, with a research and teaching specialization in the Civil War. In 2014, she published her first book, “On a Great Battleground: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Sherwood/Rader Farm Park commemorates the May 19, 1863, engagement between African American soldiers of the First Kansas Colored Infantry and Confederate guerrillas, in which the Union soldiers were ambushed and killed. The park is located at the intersection of Peace Church and Fountain Roads in Jasper County.