Lincoln Middle School’s Golden-Crowned Kinglet Mural

Artists: Lincoln Middle School students

Title: Unknown

Location: Corner of 9th and State St. near 1230 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Date: 2019

Description: Rockford Lincoln Middle School students painted a mural on the wall behind the Revell Avenue Strong House! They chose the Golden-crowned kinglet as the bird they wanted to feature on their mural. Thanks to their teacher, Mrs. Jillian Myers, the United Way of Rock River Valley, and SwedishAmerican for collaborating on this mural.


  1. Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 8/3/2023.
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LA Transplant Emerges as a Leader Here

Rockford Register Star, June 30, 2019, Alex Gary.

“Fundraising effort surpasses 2012 goal” – March 2013, Recession/Recovery

“Winning Priest preaches kindness” – 2016

Source:  Rockford Register Star Dec. 2, 2016


Literacy Council – 2016, editorial board



Source: Rockford Register Star 9-20-2016

Excelsior Award

Excelsior Award honors an organization or institution whose work has a positive impact on the Rock River Valley

1994 Excelsior Award
1994 Excelsior Award

1994 Nominees:  Alpine Kiwanis, Discovery Center, Hunger Connection, Visiting Nurses Association, United Way of Rock River Valley

1994 Excelsior Award Nominees
1994 Excelsior Award Nominees

The Visiting Nurses Association won the 1994 Excelsior Award


Source:  Rockford Register Star, 12/01/1994