The Kinsloe House
Welcome to Kinsloe House!
Kinsloe House is the home of the Women's Club House Association of Navarro County. This lovely House was the culmination of a dream of many Corsicana women in 1937. Since that time, members--individual and/or club--have been able to utilize the House for luncheons, club meetings, receptions, and reunions.
The object of this Association is to hold and maintain Kinsloe House, a gift to the women's clubs of Navarro County, Texas, from Mrs. Edward W. Kelley (Allie Mac Autry Kelley) in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe (Katie Kinsloe); to advance and encourage Navarro County women in culture and education; to promote and encourage cooperation among Navarro County clubs, not having a propaganda; and to secure all benefits resulting from this organized effort.
The first luncheon held at Kinsloe House was sponsored by the Psychology Club, May 18, 1938, with an attendance of 152. Miss Mabel Bonner reviewed Dale Carnegie's "How to Make Friends and Influence People". The price of the luncheon was 50 cents.
The original House burned in 1988. A massive fundraising effort ensued which resulted in the construction of the existing Kinsloe House building.
Weekly luncheons are held on Wednesdays--each sponsored by a different member or club committee. A "Games Day" is held the last Wednesday of each month.
Many different member committees actually run the House, taking care of the maintenance and upkeep, monitoring, and auditing. The current weekly luncheon cost is $12.00/person; the money pays for the food--preparation and serving--and the remainder goes to the general budget. A caterer is on staff.
Kinsloe House offers individual and club memberships. Current clubs in membership are Alpha Rho Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society; the American Business Women's Association; Athenaeum; Colonial Dames XVII Century, Thomas Meredith Chapter; Corsicana Apartment Association; Daughters of the American Revolution; The Literary Club; Newcomers Club; Nineteenth Century; Quintilian Book Club; Rutherford Supper Club; Sixth District Dental Society Auxiliary; and Thalian Club.
A "First Sunday Lunch" is held each month and is open to the public. Reservations are required.