Seneca Falls Picked as Site To Discuss $10 Bill Redesign

A $10 bill dating back to 1908. (
A $10 bill dating back to 1908. (

The hometown of the women’s suffrage movement will play a role in placing a woman on the $10 bill, Sen. Charles Schumer announced on Wednesday.

Treasury officials have picked Seneca Falls to host one of its town hall meetings to gather public input on who should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. The Finger Lakes town is considered the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and is home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Schumer says the town hall will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Wesleyan Chapel, where the original 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention was held. It will be hosted by U.S. Treasurer Rosa Gumataotao Rios.

The new bill will go into circulation in 2020.