IDAHO FALLS – The Museum of Idaho received a historic visit from a distinguished visitor this past Thursday.
Mongolian Ambassador Batbayar Uliziidelger flew into Idaho Falls to tour the museum’s current Genghis Khan exhibit. He also gave a presentation as part of the M.O.I.’s Museum Club program, promoting the cross-cultural relationship between his country and the U.S., as well as detailing what Mongolia offers as a tourist destination.
The event also included a performance of traditional Mongolian music and an exchange of gifts.
This marked the first time in M.O.I. history that an ambassador from a foreign country has visited the museum. Uliziidelger also visited the Idaho Falls Zoo while he was in town.
“I really see this as an opportunity for cultural exchange between Mongolia and Idaho Falls,” the museum’s Executive Director Karen Baker. “I think this is a great opportunity that we can share a little, small piece of…