Art and architecture help to keep the stories of the city’s past alive, but it’s easy to take our statues and landmarks for granted. Familiarity tends to make these works blend into the fabric of the city, but each tells a story. To help us take a moment to appreciate the history that surrounds us and reacquaint ourselves with some of our public art, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has published a self-guided Statue and Monument Tour of Downtown Providence on their website. The map highlights 11 works of art, from The Hiker standing over Kennedy Plaza to the Turk’s Head, describing their location, origins and significance. The included works stretch from South Main Street to the Scout Exchange Terrace, and are great excuses to get out and rediscover the historic charms of Providence.