June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. As a symbol of our commitment to celebrating the told and untold stories of our region, including those of the LGBTQ+ community, we are featuring this multi-colored “Piping Rock” Bedspread Catalog for our June object of the month. This object from our collection captures both a piece of Bates Mill history and many of the colors of Pride Month. The “Piping Rock” design was popular among American households due to its durability and vibrant color. For Maine MILL, we claim these colors as standing for Strength in Pride and the power of including LGBTQ+ members, so that everyone can find representation and connect to the museum’s offerings and each other.