Kinsloe House, home of the Woman’s Club House Association of Navarro County, has a long history of serving women of Navarro County since its first inception in 1938, serving as a non-profit organization 501 (c) (3) since 1990.  At its beginning, Kinsloe House was the culmination of a dream of many Corsicana women.  The Kinsloe House opened its doors on May 10, 1938. 
The Psychology Club sponsored the first luncheon held at Kinsloe House on May 18, 1938, with an attendance 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 was a gift from Mrs. Edward W. Kelley (Allie Mac Autry Kelley) in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe (Katie Kinsloe).  

Incorporated on July 26, 1938, individual members, businesses, and clubs have utilized the House for luncheons, club meetings, memorials, receptions, and reunions.  The current facility was built in 1990 after the original House burned in 1988.  A massive fundraising effort was ensured, which resulted in the existing Kinsloe House building.  When this new facility opened on September 15, 1990, it was debt-free.   

Our mission is to provide “The Greatest Good for the Largest Number.”  Our Constitution states that Kinsloe House is to “advance and encourage Navarro County women in culture and education; to promote and encourage cooperation among Navarro County clubs.”

Kinsloe House is organized into 24 committees, which are responsible for the operation of the House.   We have on staff one House Manager.  Our House Manager/Cook, Ms. Debra Ballard, prepares the food.  Weekly luncheons are held on Wednesdays, each sponsored by a different committee or club.  A “Games Day” is held on the last Wednesday of every month except November, December, and July.  Kinsloe House has continued to offer programs designed to serve the public.

At present, some organizations use Kinsloe House monthly in addition to a large membership.  Current clubs in membership are Alpha Rho Chapter (Delta Kappa Gamma International Society), Angels of Corsicana Troop Support, Better Gardens Club, Bulcreppers Supper Club, Corsicana Newcomers, Daughters of the American Revolution (James Blair Chapter), The Literary Club, Nineteenth Century, Sixth District Dental Society Auxiliary, and Thalian Club.

Our members are united with a purpose to preserve Kinsloe House and its heritage, and Kinsloe House plays an essential role in our community.  In addition to our scholarship program with Navarro College, we have made contributions to:

      Alzheimer’s Association
      Boys & Girls Club of Navarro County
      Child and Family Program at Westminster Presbyterian Church
      Christmas In Action
      Compassion Corsicana
      Corsicana Arts District
      Corsicana High School Drama Department
      Corsicana Preservation Foundation
      Dallas Arboretum
      Family Services
      Fannin Elementary Choir
      First Baptist Church
      First United Methodist Church – Stained Glass Restoration
      Friends of the Corsicana Public Library 
      GHS Alumni Association
      Hope Center
      Honor Flight DFW
      House of Refuge
      Humane Society of Navarro County
      IOOF Event Center
      Kerens Veterans Memorial
      Love without Borders
      Makenzie Evett Wheelchair Fund
      Meals on Wheels
      Mildred High School
      Mildred High School National Honor Society
      Mildred High School Theater Department
      Navarro College Collegiate Singers *
      Navarro College Foundation Scholarships for Spring & Fall Semesters *
      Navarro College Jazz Band*
      Navarro Council of the Arts
      Navarro County Food Pantry *
      Navarro College Music Department
      100 W Corsicana
      Patriot Paws – Paws for Veterans
      Pearce Museum
      Pioneer Village
      Presbyterian Bridge - Dallas 
      Rose Hill Cemetery
      Samaritan’s Purse Operation Child
      State Orphans’ Home Alumni Association
      Texas Peace Officer Flag Fund
      Texas Veterans Parade 
      Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre and Gallery*

Kinsloe House awards a scholarship to a woman attending Navarro College for the fall and spring semesters.

We hope to provide more opportunities for usage by the community in areas of need.  Currently, we offer an affordable meeting place with excellent meals provided in-house.  The programming we offer promotes cultural awareness and appreciation.