The Metzger Collection is now open!

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Over 130 people attended the grand opening of the Metzger Collection at Columbia Bible College on March 14, 2015.

With the aim of connecting art and world history to the biblical story, the Metzger Historical Collection contains over 1200 museum-quality replicas of significant archaeological artifacts and works of art.

“It’s like a walk through a Bible encyclopedia,” noted denominational leader Rob Thiessen after his tour of the display at a private showing in February.  That’s exactly what the Collection’s founder, Dr. Rev. Fred Metzger had in mind when he began to travel all over the world, collecting these artifacts.

His hope was to create a place in the Greater Vancouver area where visitors could encounter the Scriptures and the history of Christianity in a new way.

Metzger Grand Opening
Local middle-school student Keagan McKone takes in the Metzger Collection Israel section.

Columbia Bible College inherited Rev. Metzger’s collection after his death in 2011, renaming it in his honour.  The College is pleased to carry on Rev. Metzger’s legacy and hopes that the collection will educate and inspire all who visit.


The Metzger Collection is located on the lower level of Columbia’s Resource Centre Building.  Opening hours are from 11-4 on Wednesdays and Friday.

More info is available at the Metzger Collection’s webpage.