Explore Virginia's people, history and culture. Explore Virginia as you travel its highways and byways. Discover Virginia's fascinating history and culture first hand and learn more by reading more in Encyclopedia Virginia. Encyclopedia Virginia is the first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth; it aggregates in a single resource information on Virginia history, business, politics, and geography, plus the state’s proud heritage in the arts, religion, culture, and folklife. As the Encyclopedia grows, it will also explore areas of science, medicine, education, and technology and interpret the state’s significance to the people of Virginia, the nation, and the world.