Our Custom Shop is run by Gary Aardahl, a cum laude graduate of the History Department
of California State
years at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County restoring artifacts and fabricating pieces for
years ago, after many years spent running
his own business,
History For Hire, setting up our Custom Shop. Over the years, Gary and his staff have been able to produce
literally thousands of specialty historical props ranging from ancient Phoenician writing tablets, through
Medieval armaments, the early 1600s, the American Revolutionary War, the 1860s, the twentieth century and
the present day.
Our Custom Shop makes and restores every era of military equipments, as well as hand made Native American
props, including beaded bags, bow cases, shields, and weapons. They are also versed in
most out-of-date technologies, including microphones and early television equipment.
When it comes to making or repairing anything from wicker suitcases to 20th century
newsgathering, there is not a finer shop anywhere.