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David M. Habben
CLASS INSTRUCTOR: Carved In Stone; History & Symbolism of Cemeteries

David M. Habben is an historical photographer and cemetery symbolism expert. He has been studying cemeteries and graveyards for nearly two decades. While working as a paramedic and instructor for nearly 40 years, David has traveled extensively throughout North America and internationally, photographing thousands of gravestones in hundreds of cemeteries.

David grew up in the Chicago area where he worked in law enforcement. He also studied with nationally known experts in the field of cemetery history and the paranormal. He is a photographic and research contributor to the book Graveyards of Chicago. He also guides tours at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary and Boise’s historic cemeteries, and has presented Carved in Stone for Boise Community Education for nearly 10 years, as well as at genealogy and family history conferences, ghost conferences, and and for historical societies throughout the United States.