The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project (otherwise known as the Bishop Michael J. Gallagher Society) was featured in a very nice front page article, written by Patty Montemurri, of the January 30, 2014 edition of the Detroit Free Press.
The link to the article and a short video can be found here.
In addition, the Free Press ran a gallery of historical Catholic school photos, which can be found here.
One of the photos shows actress Patty Duke, during the era when she was starring in "The Patty Duke Show" on tv, was a special guest to a Detroit Catholic Central pep rally in advance of the annual Boys Bowl football game in 1963.
The response to the Free Press article has been amazing. 11,000 additional hits to this website have been registered over the past 2 weeks. Over 600 new members have joined the "I went to Catholic school in Metro Detroit" Facebook group. I was invited to do a phone interview with Teresa Tomeo on her Catholic Connection radio show, an interview which took place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. I have received many donations of historic material and many phone calls and emails. I have tried to respond to all contacts, but, I am having trouble keeping up. I hope many of the nice people who called and wrote can be patient with me. I also received a letter and guide from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan asking that the Society consider the library as a permanent home for its collection.
All very encouraging to say the least.
Thanks to the Free Press, Patty Montemurri and all the wonderful people who have responded to the article. This project is moving ahead very fast indeed right now.