About the Author
Kenneth W. Milano is a historical and genealogical researcher with over twenty years experience in the history of Philadelphia's neighborhoods of Fishtown and Kensington, as well as the metropolitan area of Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Kensington and still lives in that section of Philadelphia, where his mother's German ancestors first arrived from Unterleichtersbach, Bavaria, in 1844.
Milano is a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School (1977) and Temple University (1995), where he graduated cum laude from the history department. Milano also has more than twenty years of history in the rare and scholarly bookselling world. He currently works with Michael Brown Rare Americana, LLC, of Philadelphia.
In the mid-1990s, Milano, along with Rich Remer and Torben Jenk, helped to found the Kensington History Project, a community-based historical group that researches, lectures and publishes on the history of Kensington and Fishtown. He is the author of "The Rest Is History," a weekly local history column that was published in the Star newspapers from 2007 to 2011. Milano is the author of numerous books on local history, including The Hidden History of Kensington and Fishtown (The History Press, 2010). In 2003, Milano was inducted into the Philadelphia Archdiocese's Northeast Catholic High School Alumni Hall of Fame. From 2008 to 2010, he served on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Currently, Milano sits on the St. Anne's Historical Committee, where he helps to document the rich Irish history of St. Anne's Church and Cemetery.
Milano still lives in Kensington with his wife, Dorina Lala, and their two sons, Francesco and Salvatore.