The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site invites the public to a special presentation about the Civil War in Missouri from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8, at the historic site, 1101 Delaware St., Lexington.

Giving the presentation will be Joseph McCoskrie and Brian Warren, authors of the book “The Civil War Missouri Compendium: Almost Unabridged.” They will help participants examine Missouri’s role in the Civil War and why it is often overlooked by historians. After the presentation, McCoskrie and Warren will be available for a book signing.

For more information about the event, call 660-259-4654. Learn more about state parks and historic sites at mostateparks.com.