As a 16-year veteran home schooling mom whose first passion is still home schooling even though I now volunteer in the political world, I can tell you the place to check out if you are thinking of educating your children at home is the Home Educator's Association of Virginia convention.
This annual convention at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (across the street from the Coliseum) will be held this year from June 10-12, 2010 ... and it is well worth the cost to attend.
Vendors, workshops, curricula, manipulatives, science equipment, art supplies, more workshops including free ones on how to begin home schooling ... it is chocked full of everything you need and people to answer your questions.
I attended convention every year while home schooling. If you're thinking of teaching your children at home, need some advice or direction or encouragement, or if you just want to enjoy that hands-on experience of picking up books and paging through them (as opposed to looking at them in a catalog), I highly recommend the HEAV Convention.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or check out the HEAV website.